Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984 - Computer hackers - 458 pages
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A mere fifteen years ago, "computer nerds" were seen as marginal weirdos, outsiders whose world would never resonate with the mainstream. That was before one pioneering work documented the underground computer revolution that was about to change our world forever. With groundbreaking profiles of Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, MIT's Tech Model Railroad Club, and more, Steven Levy's Hackers brilliantly captured a seminal moment when the risk-takers and explorers were poised to conquer twentieth-century America's last great frontier. And in the Internet age, "the hacker ethic"--first espoused here--is alive and well.

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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  - Ashwin - Goodreads

The book published in 1980s covers the early years of hacking from 1958 to 1983. The book is divided into 4 parts: 1. True Hackers: The first known hackers at MIT AI Lab who played with the ... Read full review


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Steven Levy is a senior editor for "Newsweek." For ten years he wrote the "Iconoclast" column for "MacWorld" magazine. His previous books include "Hackers" & "Artificial Life.

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