Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Secret History of Hacking



Source: Google Video

Documentary tracing the history hacking, focusing on the changing meaning “hacker.” It covers groundbreaking personalites and events, such as John Draper (a.k.a. Captain Crunch) who hacking telephone systems with a toy whistle found inside a box of Captain Cruch cereal; Steve Wozniak and the founding of the Altair 8800 enthusist group known as the Homebrew Computer Club; and the arrest, evasion, and eventual capture by the FBI of Internet hacker Kevin Mitnick.


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In the Library:
  • Himanen, Pekka. 2001. The hacker ethic, and the spirit of the information age. New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
  • Raymond, Eric S. 1999. The cathedral & the bazaar musings on Linux and open source by an accidental revolutionary. Beijing: O'Reilly. [link: WorldCat]
  • Schell, Bernadette H., John L. Dodge, and Steve S. Moutsatsos. 2002. The hacking of America: who's doing it, why, and how. Westport, CT: Quorum Books. [link: WorldCat]
  • Wark, McKenzie. 2004. A hacker manifesto. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [link: WorldCat]

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