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Hackers by Steven Levy
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Apr 14, 2012

liked it

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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