Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

  • by Steven Levy
  • Narrated by Mike Chamberlain
  • 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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.

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One of my all time favorite books

This book will inspire you with the hacker spirit. I must have read it eight times already and look forward to the next time.
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- David Clark

Brilliant work reflecting on a great passion!

Most of the men described in this book have pioneered the computer to what it is today. It's about the code, the framework and the over the top devotion to an idea that has become an enormous tool we walk around with in our pockets everyday. Awesome!!! T
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- tony9277

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audiobooks.com Publishing