Talks with the unconventional computer geniuses who were responsible for the computer revolution reveal the inside story and the shared ideals that motivated them
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Steven Levy's classic book explains why the misuse of the word "hackers" to describe computer criminals does a terrible disservice to many important shapers of the digital revolution. Levy follows members of an MIT model railroad club--a group of brilliant budding electrical engineers and computer innovators--from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. These eccentric characters used the term "hack" to describe a clever way of improving the electronic system that ran their massive railroad. And as they started designing clever ways to improve computer systems, "hack" moved over with them. These maverick characters were often fanatics who did not always restrict themselves to the letter of the law and who devoted themselves to what became known as "The Hacker Ethic." The book traces the history of hackers, from finagling access to clunky computer-card-punching machines to uncovering the inner secrets of what would become the Internet. This story of brilliant, eccentric, flawed, and often funny people devoted to their dream of a better world will appeal to a wide audience.About the Author :
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 30+ 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.
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Description du livre Delta, 1985. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110385312105
Description du livre Delta, 1985. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0385312105
Description du livre Delta. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0385312105 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW7.1059268
Description du livre Delta, 1985. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0385312105