How to Be a Hack

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In creative circles, the worst thing you can be is a hack. A hack is someone who makes something uninspired for money. A hack is someone who isn’t popular among his peers, despite his general success. A “sell-out.”

In the original meaning, a hack was someone from Hackney. Hackney was known for having mid-range cattle for very reasonable prices. In this sense, being a…

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