I love the idea of “hacker” as a badge of pride for elite programmers who push systems in exciting, unexpected new directions. But the battle is over, and it was lost before these words were written.
There is no “computer coding world”. “Hacker” means someone who breaks into computers in the mainstream, and computers are mainstream. The internet isn’t a private alternate realm, a special place you can go. It’s part of life, an overlay on the world. Virtual reality is dead, but now we all live in augmented reality.