As do other professionals—doctors, lawyers, and engineers—computer hackers have their own culture, language, initiation rites, unique social rules, and particular reward and punishment behaviors that only those in the Computer Underground (CU) truly understand. One of the most detailed studies on the social organization of hackers in the computer underground was conducted and reported by Gordon R. Meyer in 1989.
See Also: Computer Underground (CU).
Meyer, G.R. The Social Organization of the Computer Underworld. (Master of Arts Thesis). Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University. [Online, August, 1989.] Cyberpunk Project Website. http://www.cyberpunkproject.org/idb/social_organization_of_the_ computer_underground.html.