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Hacking: Digital Media and Technological Determinism
by Tim Jordon
This book introduces and explains hacking in all its manifestations: crackers, open source, hacktivists and the digital proletariat. The way all hackers contest the nature of digital media which increasingly dominate our social worlds is explored and analysed.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Polity Press
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Jan 10, 2011 Tee Jay rated it liked it
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