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Hackers : Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition.

Author: Steven Levy
Publisher: Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2010.
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This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levy, Steven.
Hackers : Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition.
Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Levy
ISBN: 9781449393748 1449393748
OCLC Number: 780425274
Description: 1 online resource (430 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Preface; Who's Who: The Wizards and Their Machines; Part I. True Hackers: Cambridge: The Fifties and Sixties; Chapter 1. The Tech Model Railroad Club; Chapter 2. The Hacker Ethic; Chapter 3. Spacewar; Chapter 4. Greenblatt and Gosper; Chapter 5. The Midnight Computer Wiring Society; Chapter 6. Winners and Losers; Chapter 7. Life; Part II. Hardware Hackers: Northern California: The Seventies; Chapter 8. Revolt in 2100; Chapter 9. Every Man a God; Chapter 10. The Homebrew Computer Club; Chapter 11. Tiny BASIC; Chapter 12. Woz; Chapter 13. Secrets. Part III. Game Hackers: The Sierras: The EightiesChapter 14. The Wizard and the Princess; Chapter 15. The Brotherhood; Chapter 16. The Third Generation; Chapter 17. Summer Camp; Chapter 18. Frogger; Chapter 19. Applefest; Chapter 20. Wizard vs. Wizards; Part IV. The Last of the True Hackers: Cambridge: 1983; Appendix A. The Last of the True Hackers; Appendix B. Afterword: Ten Years After; Appendix C. Afterword: 2010; Appendix D. Notes; Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Appendix E. Acknowledgments; Appendix F. About the Author; Index.

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This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers. Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox soluti.

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