for any real hacker
. Steven Levy
(recently, author of Crypto
) traces hacking through several of its early periods, from The Model Railroad Club
, or TMRC
, at MIT
, through the MIT AI Lab
, through the Homebrew Computer Club
and Steve Wozniak
, and from there into a few early California
n gaming companies (namely, Sierra On-Line
, and Sirius
), and concludes with a brief look at the exploits of Richard M. Stallman
. A scarily accurate look at the hacker psyche
. Any real hacker will recognize himself somewhere in this book.
And it's funny too.