There's a fun article about the Hacks Series
in the Chicago Sun-Times: 'Hack' books a big boost to long-suffering geek culture
. Mr. Ihnakto sums up the meaning of the series well: "The books pay homage to the spirit that the word 'hack,' enjoyed before it was co-opted by malevolent idiots: a 'hack' is what happens when sublime understanding of a concept allows you to do something wholly wonderful and unexpected with a technology."
There's even a mention of Amazon Hacks
after some good-natured ribbing. (Wal-Mart and Burger King Hacks? Come on! Everyone knows McDonald's has the tech-friendly wireless networks. ;) "...it's good stuff if you're unaware of the community aspects of Amazon users, or are looking for ways to integrate Amazon content into your Web site."