Hackers – origins

Interesting 30min documentary about the hacker culture that started in the US in the 1980s. Lots of famous hacker personalities. Without them, the information revolution would not have been possible. I find their dedication and passion infectious. They have a vision to change the world for the better through technology. And seeing young Richard Stallman here tickles me.

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Steve Wozniak, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, Lee Felsenstein, Richard Stallman, Richard Greenblatt, Steven Levy and others.

Hackers is a classic documentary about the midnight programmers that created the personal computer revolution.

Hackers is not about malicious code-crackers. It is about a “hacker ethic” that led to major breakthroughs in technology, and forever changed our world. From the first MIT hackers to popular Silicon Valley inventors, this program covers this fascinating cultural phenomenon through interviews with twelve of its early pioneers.

Hackers was produced over a decade before the advent of the Internet. All interviews were shot over a long week-end in 1984, at the first Hackers Conference, hosted by Whole Earth Catalog editors Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelley, in Sausalito, California.

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