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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
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.
A brilliant story of computer history
- By Matt on 26-06-16
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.