Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Word of the Day: Hacker

With a lot of talk about Google and hacking, it's interesting to note that the word hacker in Chinese is 黑客 hei (1) ke (4) or literally "black guest", and that's basically what hackers do... illegally get into your account or system.

It's neat to find the Chinese characters perfectly describe the word and sound like it in English.

And so for fans of The Matrix, the movie is 黑客帝国, heikediguo or "hacker kingdom".

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