March 6, 2001

'The Hacker Ethic' a dry look at an irreverent culture

Author: JT Smith

From Cox News Service: "For computer hackers, the Linux operating system - invented in a dorm room, open and free to the world, a challenge to commercial Goliaths - is a fairy tale, and its inventor Linus Torvalds is their hero.

      So Torvalds is the perfect person to write the prologue and serve as a case study in ``The Hacker Ethic'' (Random House, $24.95), an interesting albeit dry look into the arcane world of people who get their grins writing computer code."


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