The Hacker Crackdown in audio

>> Sunday, September 06, 2009

hackcrackcovThough published in 1992, and released as a freeware, electronic book (eBook) in 1994, The Hacker Crackdown, by Bruce Sterling, offers a unique and colorful portrait of the nature of “cyberspace” in the early 1990s, and the nature of “computer crime” at that time. The events that Sterling discusses occur on the cusp of the mass popularity of the Internet, which arguably achieved critical mass in late 1994. It also encapsulates a moment in the information age revolution when “cyberspace” morphed from the realm of telephone modems and BBS’ into the Internet and the World Wide Web. (Wikipedia)

The Hacker Crackdown is a very interesting book that is a must read for all hackers. It is freely available on the internet: . With a simple Google search, you can also get a pdf version of the book.

For those of you who don’t want to purchase the book (which goes for as low as $.01 on Amazon), use up all your paper printing it, or read it on your screen, you are in luck. Cory Doctoro of, has released an audio recording of the whole book:

So add it to your mp3 player and get lost in its awesomeness. It is a great read/listen.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails

  © Blogger template Webnolia by 2009

Back to TOP