The History of the Word ‘Hack’ – by Wrike Project Management Software

Odds are, the word hack immediately brings to mind either cybercrime and stolen passwords or tech shortcuts and everyday timesavers. But did you know the word’s history stretches far back into the middle ages, centuries before computers and the internet? It first appears as early as the year 1200, meaning “to cut roughly, with chopping blows.”

So how did a word that originated with hewing down trees become so entwined with modern tech? Discover the fascinating history in our latest infographic:

The History of the Word Hack (Infographic)

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