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The most obvious common ‘personality’ characteristics of hackers are high intelligence, consuming curiosity, and facility with intellectual abstractions. Also, most hackers are ‘neophiles’, stimulated by and appreciative of novelty especially intellectual novelty. Most are also relatively individualistic and anti-conformist.
Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans especially engineer-humans perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity. A language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard to write good code.