Autism And The ‘Hacker Disease’

I wrote a blog post in my work blog, Salted Hash, that’s worth mentioning here, since it fits the focus quite well.

Here’s the intro:

I’m fascinated by a report linking autism to hacker behavior. And the crazy thing is that I find the whole idea believable.

The Channel 4 report focuses on a 39-year-old named Dylan Wilson — diagnosed as a teenager with the form of autism known as Asperger Syndrome. Wilson describes how he has spent much of his life in his bedroom, preferring life in the online world to the world on the other side of the door. 

“People with Asperger Syndrome think logically, computers think the same. It’s like we think alike,” he told Channel 4. “You could say a dog is a man’s best friend: computers are our best friend.” 

You can read the rest here and, if you find it noteworthy, a retweet or Facebook share would be awesome. Thanks.

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