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A brilliant, well written piece on the hacker culture and its early defining moments. Levy brings to life what a no other book probably will do, and this part of the start of the computer revolution may have been lost in the slums of computing history. It may not seem like much today, the computers were underpowered and in this day and age of facebook games and mobile phones in pretty much in everyones hands - writing a game of spacewar or pong is laughable - most any competent programmer could churn the code out in a few hours with a fancy IDE and debugger. But Levy portrays the infancy of computing culture and hackerism in a very romaticised style, the constraints and the new-ness of the challenges that these young hackers faced, and the brilliancy with which they overcame the problems are highlighted and makes this book highly readable. This book is recommended for anyone who yearns for their youth and youthful mischief in dimly lit corridors of some academic institution, and for anyone who wants to learn about what drove the innovations that made computers what they are today. 

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All About Me : "hi'' my name is Nazim Hossen and I'm a third grader at Benson Hill Elementary school and I am 8 years old, when I grow up I want to be an inventor.

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A fantastic story, inspiring to anyone who has ever had a fascination with computers. I have a great, new, respect for the people that are documented in this book. The things that they did were incredible for the time and they advanced society's technology against great odds.

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This book catalyzed my interest in computers, and in writing software.

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User Review  - Price - Goodreads

I experienced a feeling of exhilaration upon completion of this book. The author captured the frenetic energy and personalities of an evolving group of young individuals whose efforts and achievements ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

One of my absolute favorite tech-related books of all time. Read it a half-dozen times, at least. It's somewhat better-written than most of Levy's books (like the painful "In the Plex"), though it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Schultz - Goodreads

Some books, I just have to want, and other books, I need to sit and think about every 100 pages. These are rarer, but usually I need to do this because of how they brought up something from my own ... Read full review

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User Review  - Larry - Goodreads

This book, the original version, changed my life when I read it in high school. It, along with "The Cuckoo's Egg", put me on the road to computer science in college. Read full review

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User Review  - Craig Cecil - Goodreads

Let's get this out of the way up front—the term "hackers" here refers to the original ideology of the word from the earlier days of computing, when hackers blazed the trail of our modern hardware and ... Read full review


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