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Hackers by Steven Levy
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Feb 08, 09

bookshelves: history, computers
Read in January, 2009

Levy's narrative is a bit broken, since the book's scope encompasses a very big span of time and he consequently missed lots of stuff; for instance, he chooses (at some point) to focus on Sierra Online, as if Sierra was THE company or the only company to define its era, and the reader has this feeling indeed. Also, Levy was an outsider to the computer scene and his ignorance of many computer topics shows.

Despite all that, though, this is one hell of a book for anyone who wants to feel the feel of decades past and get to know some charismatic characters. A great read indeed.
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