The real impact of hackers...
"How come you talk like a teenage girl on the internet?"
Well that kind of blew me away and I thought about it and realized that that..
Teenage girls talk like us!
All those LOLs, ROTFLs 313313 -speak etc came from us :-)
So no matter how much cool free software we make, at least one substantial impact we've made is to influence the way Generation Y talks on the internet :-)