Hackers as Tricksters of the Digital Age: Creativity in Hacker Culture - Nikitina - 2012 - The Journal of Popular Culture - Wiley Online Library | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Along with cyberpunk fiction, biographical and autobiographical writings about and by hackers are good sources of information on the nature of hackers’ work, but they tend to leave the matter of hackers’ dubious social impact unresolved.Trickster gods in myths seem to offer a working prototype of the hacker. Just like hackers, tricksters defy definition."