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Hacker Culture / Edition 1
     

Hacker Culture / Edition 1

by Douglas Thomas
 

ISBN-10: 0816633460

ISBN-13: 9780816633463

Pub. Date: 05/23/2003

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Douglas Thomas offers an in-depth history of this important and fascinating subculture, contrasting mainstream images of hackers with a detailed firsthand account of the computer underground. Thomas studies novels and films (Neuromancer, WarGames, Hackers, and The Matrix) and reveals contemporary views of hackers as technological wizards

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Douglas Thomas offers an in-depth history of this important and fascinating subculture, contrasting mainstream images of hackers with a detailed firsthand account of the computer underground. Thomas studies novels and films (Neuromancer, WarGames, Hackers, and The Matrix) and reveals contemporary views of hackers as technological wizards, high-tech pranksters, and virtual criminals. Thomas then examines the court cases of Kevin Mitnick and Chris Lamprecht to determine how hackers are defined as criminals. Thomas finds that popular hacker stereotypes express the public’s anxieties about the information age far more than they do the reality of hacking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816633463
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
05/23/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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