This commemorative 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy’s classic book “Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution” celebrates the pioneering people and technologies that have shaped our world. The author tells the stories of how hackers started out as rebels who challenged authority, became expert programmers, and created terms like “cyberspace” and “Internet.” Updated with new insights into hacker culture, this edition features interviews with prominent figures such as PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Google engineer Vint Cerf, and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about the pioneers of computing and technology, as well as those interested in hacker culture. It includes interviews with some of the most influential people in these fields, making it a great resource for students or professionals.
- The author tells the stories of how hackers started out as rebels who challenged authority, becoming expert programmers in the process.
- This edition is updated with new insights into hacker culture, featuring interviews with prominent figures such as PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Google engineer Vint Cerf.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook offers a foreword to this book, praising it for its historical perspective on hacking.
- 1. The author’s bias about hackers is evident, and some of the stories seem exaggerated.
- 2. There are no footnotes or sources to back up the information in the book.
- 3. Some readers might find it difficult to follow Levy’s discussion of complex computer concepts without a background in programming
Learn more about the author
Steven Levy is a journalist and author of books about technology, including Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution and In the Plex.
“Steven Levy’s book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution is a must read for anyone interested in where we’ve been, and more importantly, where we’re going with technology. This updated 25th anniversary edition provides insights into hacker culture that are both entertaining and enlightening.”
“This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how we got to the point where computers and the Internet dominate our lives. Levy does an excellent job of telling the stories of early hackers who were at the forefront of creating these technologies, and provides insights into their motivations and challenges.”
“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in where computer technology came from, and how it evolved. Levy’s interviews with the pioneers of the hacker movement are both entertaining and informative.”
“An engaging and well-researched history of the early hackers who gave birth to the computer age.”