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  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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    4 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant story of computer history

  • By Matt on 26-06-16

A catalog?

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-18

I couldn’t listen to this for more than 30 minutes. The reading is awful and it is like listening to a catalog of names from the IT industry. There is no real story telling about the people just listing names and their functions. Walter Isaacson’s book The Innovators was a far nicer choice on a similar topic.