5/24/2011

Back to books - The Hacker Crackdown by Bruce Sterling

I was reading another fantasy book by Chris Wooding (my current favorite author) when I come across this one – Hacker Crackdown - Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier http://www.mit.edu/hacker/hacker.html. Written by Bruce Sterling author of among many others “The Difference Engine”. I warn you this book is not action filled adventure fiction and you won't find much action at all, it's just attempt to describe some events from '90 with most detailed explanation of social, political background that accompanied them. I study social science at Warsaw University and despite being very far from US in terms of both distance and culture I think that with Sterling's help I can understand what and why happened. Basically book is about nationwide operation codenamed Sundevil and both it's aftermath and events that lead to this famous series of raids, search and seizure, arrests targeted at underground net-based community. What I want to do is not review of playing book critic about something I haven’t finished reading yet but to ask about your opinion... some of you are form US another “some” is old enough to remember. So tell me your opinions, memories, thoughts related to that period and events. Or maybe you don't care, back then net was less populated and popular than now maybe present bloggers started their “adventure” with cyberspace just few years ago and don't give a crap about what happened in 90s to bunch of nerds you didn't even liked back in high school.

28 komentarzy:

  1. sounds like an interesting book!
    good post :)

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  2. sounds like i should read it

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  3. this sounds like an interesting book

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  4. Damn bro internet in the 90s. 56k much? that sucked.

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  5. reminds me of "Hackers" with angelina jolie in it

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  6. Welll, I was born in the 90's so I can't really say...

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  7. I should get that book, seems cool

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  8. Sounds like an interesting read. Going to add it to the list of books to read. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Read a book called Neuromancer that sounds kinda similar to this ;>

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  10. nice bloging there sir, it does repay me for the time i spent reading it if you get where i'm going ?
    i mean my time costs

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  11. If I'm not mistaken this took place as a result of the great hacker war

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  12. My first computer was 14.4k. True story.

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  13. you have an interesting bog design

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  14. hmm, you got me interested, I might read the book!

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  15. I'll be keeping my eye on this blog.

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  16. these hackers im totally afraid of them they could steel all the... wait theres nothing of ´value on my computer haha

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  17. I don't really know anything about the subject but it sounds very interesting.

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  18. Then read this book and you will be expert :P not in hacking cause all that stuff is 20 years old but in modern history

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  19. this looks like an interesting read + following

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  20. You can follow? something bugged for me and i cant see my followers :(

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  21. im impressed u have a taste like that, seems good ^^

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