My name is Rob, I'm a grad student at Northwestern University's journalism school. I am working on a story about hacking and boredom, and was hoping to get your responses to a few questions.
1) When and why did you begin doing computer programming?
2) What role did boredom have in setting you on a computer developer path?
3) What factors do you think influence people to become malicious hackers? Where is the tipping point for this?
Additionally, if anyone is interested in speaking at length with me about this more in-depth, please email me at [snipped]. Thanks very much!