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An impeccable classic!,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: HACKERS: HEROES OF THE COMPUTER REVOLUTIO (Taschenbuch)
Let's see, where to begin... I have recommended this book to many people, even those not heavily involved with computers, simply because it is such a wonderful read. In a nutshell, I learned about computer history in a very enjoyable way--through the eyes of those who lived and breathed it. This book is a series of stories, beutifully narrated and colorfully depicted.
I loved the part about Bill Gates! Read this and you will understand much about the "genius" behind the man, and the abrasion once-upon-a-time created between him and the rest of the world. (Much of the Microsoft--Gates--backlash today is a mere extension of what occurred back then, at the hacker meetings, when Gates was only 19 yrs. old).
Likewise, much of the substance of what is now known as "open-source" is also an extension of how things were in the beginning of computers. Call it an extension, call it a revival, but the "hacker ethic" (as described in the book) is, in my opinion, the true seed of what has become the biggest phenomenom (the open-source movement) in the software industry today.
This book should be a recommended reading for computer science and MIS students in all responsible minded universities and colleges. The ideas expressed in this book are not about computers, not about machines. They are about people--their feelings, dreams, motivations, AND MORALS.
And it is about a vision. A vision that applies to one's work--whether in computers or not--to help others, and contribute one's part to make the world a better place for the next person.
All those fuzzy things aside, this book is impeccable in its style and content. My regards to the authors, editors, publishers, and interviewees of this book. Hands down, it is one of the best books I have ever read. --Daniel