"In the 25 years since Hackers was originally published, I have been approached by countless readers who have told me that the the book changed their outlook on computing and creativity—and many said it changed their lives! I'm thrilled that the O'Reilly edition will reach a new audience to learn about The Hacker Ethic and the amazing hackers who practices it, and changed the world," writes Levy, senior writer for Wired.
Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.
"A remarkable collection of characters...courageously exploring mindspace, an innerworld where nobody has ever been before."
—The New York Times
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Steven Levy is a senior writer for Wired. Previously, he was chief technology writer and a senior editor for Newsweek. Levy has written six books and had articles published in Harper's, Macworld, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Premiere, and Rolling Stone. Steven has won several awards during his 25+ years of writing about technology, including Hackers, which PC Magazine named the best Sci-Tech book written in the last twenty years and, Crypto, which won the grand eBook prize at the 2001 Frankfurt Book festival.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0636920010227
For more information about the 25th Anniversary edition of this book, see Steven's article in Wired—Geek Power: Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists:
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