Hackers in Florida? Well, Tony Hacker, reports TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis.
The story goes that former Facebook engineer Chris Putnam was visiting Lake City, Fla., and spotted a sign for “The Hacker Company.” Facebook’s slogan is to “hack,” of course, which means move fast and break things. Putnam, himself a fierce hacker, is also famous for climbing into Dustin Moskovitz’s freezer.
"I immediately thought, 'Man, this should be on FB’s campus,'" Putnam told TechCrunch. So he posted a photo on Facebook: "Facebook NEEDS this sign."
Facebook Engineer Serkan Piantino spotted Putnam’s update and set out on a lengthy negotiation to buy the sign from the owner, Tony Hacker, who is, what else, a sign manufacturer.