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A modder hacking a network

Modders come in several varieties based on their specialties including hackers, crackers, phreakers, coders, makers, and script kiddies. Their modus operandi is altering the world to their liking and bending reality, virtual or actual, towards their values. Generally, this is accomplished through highly technical customizations of software or hardware. Oftentimes, however, it can simply be from seeing the potential in utilizing tools or objects in ways they were never intended to achieve a desirable result. Given the heavy emphasis on personalization and individuality, there is no unified modding culture. Simply a confederacy of empowered specialists who share a common view that the world is putty waiting to be molded with a penchant for playful anarchy.

A maker modding a homebrewed device