To others, Shapers seem like idealistic naifs. They’re not motivated by rage against the corporate injustice that is a daily fact of life for the disenfrancistos. They’re not in it for the money. Many never understand why Shapers do what they do, but it’s not actually very complicated. Shapers are motivated by curiosity and a certain amount of pride, and view their talents as a performing art. A Shaper may orchestrate a data raid as underhanded and destructive as the most frothing Anarch , but their goals are different: the Shaper just wants to see if they can do it before anyone else, do it faster, do it with custom-built tools, with less preparation, etc.. Shapers are also tinkerers and builders, and they push their hardware and software beyond their limits.