In my tower, a bare room with a PC and a router, maybe a few other electronic gadgets, setting right the wrongs of the world. maybe taking 1% off the top for me.
These thoughts came to mind while reading through that very excellent crime trilogy by Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with fire, The Girl who kicked the Hornet's nest). The hero -or rather the protagonist - is the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist. The anti-hero, (still one of the good guys, you understand) is the socially inept, morose, abused, young woman Lisbeth Salander. Now Lisbeth has one remarkable talent - she is a hacker supreme. She does not do it generally hack for her own gain - she does it to get back at people who have harmed her, or her friends. Then she is a woman possessed and will stop at nothing to win.