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The story of Kevin Mitnick according to .. Kevin Mitnick. It's really interesting reading his side of the story now, after reading "Takedown" by Tsutomu Shimomura and John Markoff, both not completely free of their prejudices in this story and reading "The Fugutive Game" by Jonathan Littman which is an interesting book but leaves the reader wondering whether Kevin Mitnick is really understood in this book. Now, Ghost in the Wires tells Kevin's side, detailed, with lots of backstory we haven't had access to before. A detailed overview of how Kevin came to be the person we have all heard about, how he lost trust in a lot of people and how compulsive his hacking was. It is funny to read how certain events where Tsutomo fills pages trying to s... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Terrible Nerd is tech journalist-turned-Web publisher Kevin Savetz' biography of personal computing, gaming, and online adventures as a child in the '80s, and follows the author as an Internet pioneer in the early '90s and into his present-day Web success. Rich in detail and personal memories, this is the story of a boy coming of age in the dawn of home computing. This tech memoir gives readers a front-row seat to a self-confessed geek's early experiences with computers. Accessible to non-techy readers and computer nerds alike, this treasure trove of memories shows how growing up as part of the first computer-native generation shaped friendships, hobbies, and, ultimately, a career. Terrible Nerd brings to life late nights swapping so... Rest of this review on the detail page
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