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The Hacker Ethic: A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business by [Himanen, Pekka]
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"Pekka Himanen's theory of the hacker culture as the spirit of informationalism is a fundamental breakthrough in the discovery of the world unfolding in the uncertain dawn of the third millennium."
-Manuel Castells, from the Epilogue

"The Hacker Ethic is one of the most significant political ideas and value systems in history. Hackers are the warriors, explorers, guerrillas, and joyous adventurers of the Digital Age, and the true architects of the new economy. Demonized and often misunderstood, they are changing the world and the way it works. Pekka Himanen explains how and why in a book that is essential reading for anybody who wants to live, work or do business in the twenty-first century."
-Jon Katz, columnist for slashdot.org and author of Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho

"At last we have a book about the ethics of true hackers . . .not the criminals and vandals that the press calls hackers today, but the idealistic pioneers whose ethics of openness, enablement and cooperation laid the cornerstone for our new economy."
-Danny Hillis, Co-Founder, The Long Now Foundation and Co-Chairman & CTO, Applied Minds, Inc.


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“A person can be a hacker without having anything to do with computers.”
—Pekka Himanen

“A thoroughly spirited and commendable framework for human creativity.”
—Financial Times

“As comprehensive and instructive as any [survey] to date... Himanen has a powerful grasp on that strangely intoxicating contradiction that is open-source.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Engagingly written and provocative, and indubitably commendable in its vision of a transformation of how all of us relate to our working life....We should all be more like hackers.”
—Salon.com

Product details

  • File Size: 3103 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 037575878X
  • Publisher: Random House; Reprint edition (March 10, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 12, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001V7U6O6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,164,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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