18-10-2011

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TEDx Rotterdam - Impressions from new media speakers

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On Thursday 13th October, the Nieuwe Luxor Theater in Rotterdam was a home to TEDx Rotterdam, an independently organised event based on the well known platform TED. This time it was open to master students only and a few students of NMDC were lucky enough to receive an invitation to the event. The theme of the day was future leadership, which is, of course, a very broad concept, resulting in speec...
11-04-2011 mag 3 /
Hackers: A Catalyst Culture

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Hackers: A Catalyst Culture

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In his paper 'Hackers: A Catalyst Culture' Rommert Zijlstra clarifies the difference between crackers and hackers. He explains the motivations and ethics that drive hackers and, most importantly, argues why hackers perform an essential service which propels technological progress. "Hackers are catalysts for technical innovation", claims Zijlstra.