From _why’s Hackety Manifesto:
Hello world should be one line.
In fact, downloading an MP3 should be one line!!
We just don’t care right now, do we? Programmers have a paid gig. So business is happily slurping them up. Look at our books. Look at the programming sites. Programming is tightly coupled to business. Often the first example is an e-commerce site! Our books are like FIFTY DOLLARS!! For crying out loud.
This diatribe isn’t about business being bad. Of course you need to feed your family and drive an Audi.
This diatribe is about adding some balance to the world of programming. Okay, so, let’s take things into our own hands and bring hacking to the young folks.
Go read the rest of it. The bylaws are wonderful.