Hacking X For Y: [ITS] N. Ritual Phrasing Of Part Of The Information Which ITS Made Publicly Available About Each User.

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:Hacking X for Y: [ITS] n. Ritual phrasing of part of the
information which ITS made publicly available about each user.
This information (the INQUIR record) was a sort of form in which
the user could fill out various fields. On display, two of these
fields were always combined into a project description of the form
"Hacking X for Y" (e.g., `"Hacking perceptrons for
Minsky"'). This form of description became traditional and has
since been carried over to other systems with more general
facilities for self-advertisement (such as UNIX {plan
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary