Crossover 1Posted: 28 October 2006
So I’ve just started looking thru’ Hacker Culture by Douglas Thomas and I came across the name Foucault. Surely not the same one we’re looking at in Space? His work Discipline and Punishment is being used in the explanation of hacking, the law and punishment. For example, he writes that we should “regard punishment as a complex social function”. Douglas askes the question that if we are being protected from the hackers, what is being protected.
I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that what appears to be totally different subjects have some kind of overlap. What could be interesting is to see just how many and by how much come the end of my research.