Jernej Virag's Reviews > Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

Hackers by Steven Levy
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Apr 14, 12


While very interesting in terms of history and story, the annoying tendency of author to praise the "Hacker Ethic" and behaviour over all bounds really gets irritating - especially at the points where he dismisses important work of other academic and science groups, not to mention his casual dismissal (or as I understood it - almost praise) of break-ins and other criminal activity. That greatly diminishes the book in my opinion - while I'm very interested in the story the book is trying to convey, the beyond-all-bounds praise of hackers breaks the flow for me enough to give it only 3/5.
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