THE HACKER TEST - Version 1.0
From NutWorks, the former Bitnet humour group
Submitted-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Claudio Nieder, Uster, Switzerland)
This test was conceived and written by Felix Lee, John Hayes and Angela
Thomas at the end of the spring semester, 1989. It has gone through
many revisions prior to this initial release, and will undoubtedly go
through many more. (Slight revisions by William Ward on 12.08.89)
Herewith a compendium of fact and folklore about computer hackerdom,
cunningly disguised as a test.
Check all boxes for which your answer is "yes".
The "submit" button is at the bottom.
To determine your hacker purity, use the submit button at the bottom,
or subtract the number of questions you answered yes to from 0x200.
This gives you your hacker purity level (a measure of how un-corrupt you
are in the hacker domain).
Find your purity in this table:
If you don't understand the scoring part of the test,
you should have just stopped at the beginning.
- 0x000 and 0x016 -> Wizard
- 0x017 and 0x040 -> Guru
- 0x041 and 0x080 -> Hacker
- 0x081 and 0x0C0 -> Nerd
- 0x0C1 and 0x100 -> Operator
- 0x101 and 0x180 -> User
- 0x181 and 0x200 -> Computer Illiterate
If you have any comments of suggestions regarding the HACKER TEST,
please send then to one of these addresses:
Note: Any errors introduced by the conversion of this test to HTML are the
fault of John DuBois,
not the author mentioned above.