The Virtual Bookcase Reviews of 'The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey':
Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote:
This book is not just 'the best of 2600', this book is also a history of technology, personal freedom, activism, communication systems that have grown and passed away and the people around all these subjects. Articles from 2600 magazine are reprinted from 1984 to about 2008, ordered by decade. And those decades each have their own sharply distinctive hacker history. The 1980s with the BBSes, the raids, access to computing power limited to big companies. The 1990s with the Internet for the masses, cheap computing power for everyone interested, networking for everyone. And the 2000s when new fears erupted. As a documented history, this book is great. Authors who write articles for 2600 magazine will not always generate the most easy to read text, but they can be forgiven for being very enthusiast to share their experiences and opinion. The book is unsurprisingly a bit USA-centered, but other countries with their own hacking history are not forgotten.
I have enjoyed reading this book, and I learned new things from this book.
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