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Hacker culture

Author: Douglas Thomas
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002.
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Demonized by governments and the media as criminals, glorified within their own subculture as outlaws, hackers have played a major role in the short history of computers and digital culture-and have continually defied our assumptions about technology and secrecy through both legal and illicit means. In Hacker Culture, Douglas Thomas provides an in-depth history of this important and fascinating subculture,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Thomas
ISBN: 0816633452 9780816633456 0816633460 9780816633463
OCLC Number: 47922733
Description: xxvii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolution of the hacker --
Hacking culture --
Hacking as the performance of technology: reading the "Hacker manifesto" --
Hacking in the 1990s --
Hacking representation --
Representing hacker culture: reading Phrack --
(Not) Hackers: subculture, style, and media incorporation --
Hacking law --
Technology and punishment: the juridical construction of the hacker --
Epilogue: Kevin Mitnick and Chris Lamprecht.
Responsibility: Douglas Thomas.
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Demonized by governments and the media as criminals, glorified within their own subculture as outlaws, hackers have played a major role in the short history of computers and digital culture-and have continually defied our assumptions about technology and secrecy through both legal and illicit means. In Hacker Culture, Douglas Thomas provides an in-depth history of this important and fascinating subculture, contrasting mainstream images of hackers with a detailed firsthand account of the computer underground. Addressing such issues as the commodification of the hacker ethos by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, the high-profile arrests of prominent hackers, and conflicting self-images among hackers themselves, Thomas finds that popular hacker stereotypes reflect the public's anxieties about the information age far more than they do the reality of hacking.

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