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Hacking: Digital Media and Technological Determinism

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies.
One the one hand, hackers infect the computers of the world, entering where they are not invited, taking over not just individual workstations but whole networks. On the other, hackers write the software that fuels the Internet, from the
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 4th 2008 by Polity Press
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Tee Jay
Jan 13, 2011 Tee Jay rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Computer Enthusiasts
Hacking is a good book, albeit one that is a little dry. However, it is an academic book, aimed at academics, and so a little dryness is to be expected. It is to be “coded” into the text in other words. In this book Tim Jordan gives a solid overview of the the origins of hacking, and how the idea of hacking has transcended and morphed into other areas of society and not just a small subset of computer hackers. Hacktivism, Cyberwar/Cyberterror, Digital Commons, et cetera, are all discussed at le ...more
Well researched, well written.
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