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The hacker ethic, and the spirit of the information age

Author: Pekka Himanen
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the ethos of the information age as represented by the values of the original computer hackers--enthusiastic programmers who share their work with others in a spirit of openness and cooperation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pekka Himanen
ISBN: 0375505660 9780375505669 9780375758782 037575878X
OCLC Number: 45393052
Description: xvii, 232 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue : what makes hackers tick? a.k.a. Linus's Law / Linus Torvalds --
pt. 1. The work ethic --
ch. 1. The hacker work ethic --
ch. 2. Time is money? --
pt. 2. The money ethic --
ch. 3. Money as a motive --
ch. 4. The academy and the monastery --
pt. 3. The nethic --
ch. 5. From netiquette to a nethic --
ch. 6. The spirit of informationalism --
t Conclusion --
ch. 7. Rest --
Epilogue : informationalism and the network society / Manuel Castells.
Responsibility: Pekka Himanen.
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Examines the ethos of the information age as represented by the values of the original computer hackers--enthusiastic programmers who share their work with others in a spirit of openness and cooperation.

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