Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

I've just finished reading of excellent book "Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution" by Steven Levy.

Very recommend to everyone who involved with the computers, gamedev, electronics, hacking, etc.

After reading I recommend also to watch a movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. Some events and characters have parallels with events from the book.

First part about first true hackers was really new for me, may be because second part (about hardware hackers) is more commonly known and popular due to the reflection in cinema, documentary films.
Chapters about game development companies, game hackers and birth of first games are very exciting. I remember these interesting games by Sierra Online, like Mystery House, King's Quest, Space Quest and other with beautiful graphics and addictive story.

PS. I've read a version with a new afterword "Afterword: Ten Years After" with latest information about some characters. Wikipedia said, that in 2010, updated 25th anniversary edition was published.

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