Why I am not a hacker

Why I am not a hacker.  Because according to the Jargon File a hacker doesn’t like Microsoft, doesn’t use BASIC…
Why I am a hacker.  Because a hacker is one that pursues programming with a kind of artistic passion…
The word "hack", sense 6 from the Jargon File:
To interact with a computer in a playful and exploratory rather than goal-directed way. “Whatcha up to?” “Oh, just hacking.”