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Hackers by Steven Levy
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Apr 05, 2011

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

A great book about the history of hackers (from PDP hacking at MIT to hardware hackers (Altair..Apple II) to Sierra On-Line).

It was quite a fascinating read - being published in 1984, it covers exactly the period that I've missed. It cleared the picture in my head which was sort of "There were boring ancient times, and then in the 80s the fun started - IMB PCs, games, Internet...". Turns out it's been fun all the way from 1960s.

Maybe I would prefer this book a tiny bit shorter and a bit more technical, but it's really pretty awesome the way it is.

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