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Hacker Ethic & the Spirit of the Information Age
Hacker Ethic & the Spirit of the Information Age
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 232
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 375505660

Product Code: 075676744X

Pekka Himanen (a.); Linus Torvalds (pref.); Manuel Castells (epilogue). A century ago, Max Weber articulated the animating spirit of the industrial age, the Protestant ethic. This book articulates how hackers (enthusiastic computer programmers who share with others; not computer criminals) represent a new, opposing ethos for the info. age. Underlying hackersí tech. creations --such as the Internet & the personal computer -- are the hacker values that produced them. These values promote passionate & freely rhythmed work; the belief that individuals can create great things by joining forces in imaginative ways; & the need to maintain our existing ethical ideals (privacy & equality) in our increasingly technologized society. Takes us on a journey through fundamental questions about life in the info. age.

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