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“hack” in “hackathon”

  • May 6, 2012, 11:28am

Stephen Levy’s *Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution*, explains that the word hack in the context of computers derive from the Tech Model Railroad Club, where a hack was a clever technical modification of a rail road set. A hacker is thus someone who invents clever technical solutions.