What the funk?
- cut with rough or heavy blows:
“hack off the dead branches” ·
synonyms: cut · chop · hew · lop · saw · slash
- use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system:
“they hacked into a bank’s computer”
“lots of people leave because they can’t hack it”
synonyms: cope · manage · get on/by · carry on · come through
Use shampoo bottles to keep the shower curtain in place – seriously. People have been doing this since there were shower curtains and shampoo bottles
You can use a cheese grater to grate other things – who knew!
Can someone explain to me why everything nowadays is a hack? How has this previously oft-used word invaded internet headlines and given people the impression if they are not hacking their way through life, they are not doing it right?
The way they are presented, hacks are new information to make everything easier, yet it turns out most hacks are the following:
- A previously forgotten old-school, but efficient, method of doing something
- A simple do it yourself recipe (for example making your own glass cleaner) that has been around for eons
- A recent discovery that is getting more play than it should
Apparently this new generation eats this stuff up although you would be hard-pressed to find a millennial cooking in the kitchen or cleaning a bathroom because cooking and cleaning are serious drags on their social media time.
Hacking is becoming so prevalent that companies, organizations and even cities are hosting hackathons or in layman’s terms, an opportunity for you to submit an idea.
Here’s an idea, let’s call it what it is:
- A new innovation
- A revived innovation
Perhaps the word innovation isn’t cool enough.