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Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Jared - Goodreads

The most recent edition of this book covers various important time periods in the history of personal computing (from the 50s to the 80s), along with two subsequent updates (the most recent one in ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Max Lybbert - Goodreads

Why didn't O'Reilly bother to edit out the unneeded phrases like "known to man" ("the best computer in the world known to man")? A decent editor could have cut 20% out of this book, and made it much ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Jeff Stockett - Goodreads

This book was a lot of fun. It tells the true story of how the computer revolution began and grew. It begins with the Tech Model Railroad club at MIT and ends with the explosion of gaming and home ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Silvio111 - Goodreads

I am only one-fifth of the way through this very interesting book. Just wanted to make a comment. On page 76, the author quotes the musings of a mystified Bill Gospher (one of the early mathematician ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Morgan - Goodreads

Hackers: The First Computer Revolution. _*_ Note: There are a lot of players in this story, its history, so I'm not going to go into detail about the who's who that plays a part. Its probably pretty ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Elin - Goodreads

I don't usually review before finishing but I'm not sure I'll get through this one so might as well. It's a bloated and repetitive book that focuses on a very specific area and drags it out as far as ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Brett Stevens - Goodreads

This is a book about the early age of hacking before computers controlled so much of our world that "hacking" became a science of exploitation. This is the original meaning of hacking, which is to ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

OK. It's too long, and, in places, too long-winded, even semi-religious in its fervour. Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Noah - Goodreads

This book is divided into three basic sections. The first, about MIT hackers in the 1950's and 1960's, is outstanding. The second, about homebrew hardware culture in the Bay Area in the 1960's and ... Read full review

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

The first computer programmers, who worked in the 1940s and the early 1950s, used computers for things like calculating the hydrodynamics of thermonuclear explosions and artillery firing tables. By ... Read full review


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