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Submission + - What Inspired You To Start Hacking?

An anonymous reader writes: This is a question that Jennifer Steffen, IOActive CEO, often asks hackers she meets on conferences around the world. More often than not, the answer is movies: War Games, Hackers, The Matrix, and so on. But today, it is the real life hacking that is inspiring the movies of tomorrow. "Hackers are doing epic stuff," she says, and they are now inspiring movies and comics. So, what makes a good hacker?
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What Inspired You To Start Hacking?

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I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.