Cyberpunk: outlaws and hackers on the computer frontier

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 1, 1991 - Computers - 368 pages
The 1980s brought us cyberpunks and hackers who live on the edge of what is ethical and legal, frequently crossing the boundaries. With society completely dependent on computer networks, Markoff and Hafner reveal how real a threat these hackers represent, and address what we should or can do about them.

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CYBERPUNK: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier

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From a pair of computer industry reporters (Markoff: The New York Times; Hafner: formerly with Business Week)—three cautionary tales of 1980's computer hackers gone amok in this dark-side correlate ... Read full review

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In these three portraits of contemporary computer "outlaws,'' Hafner and Markoff have done an outstanding job of explaining the technology misused, as well as writing a true account that is as ... Read full review



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Katie Hafner is a contributing editor at "Newsweek, " where she covers technology. She has also written for "Business Week, The New Republic, The New York Times, " and "Wired." She is currently working on a history of the Internet.

John Markoff is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively in sociological, historical and political science journals. His recent work includes The Great Wave of Democracy in Historical Perspective (Cornell University Western Societies Monograph 32), The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords and Legislators in the French Revolution (The Pennsylvania State University Press and (with Gilbert Shapiro) Revolutionary Demands: A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Dol,ances (Stanford University Press).

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