A hacker is someone who has gone over the use of the computer for survival ("I earn my bread by programming") and looks rather towards the next two stages. He (or, in theory, but practically a lot more rarely, she) uses the computer for his social connections: e-mail and the Web are lovely ways of having a community. But for hackers a computer also means having fun. Not games, or the beautiful pictures on the web. The computer itself is fun.