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Pekka Himanen

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Pekka Himanen earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Helsinki at the age of twenty. His ongoing mapping of the meaning of technological development has brought him into dialouge with academics, artists, ministers, and CEOs. Himanen works at the University of Helsinki and at the University of California at Berkeley.

Linus Torvalds has become one of the most respected hackers within the computer community for creating the Linux operating system in 1991 while a student at the University of Helsinki. Since then, Linux has grown into a project involving thousands of programmers and millions of users worldwide.

Manuel Castells is a professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of the highly acclaimed trilogy The Information Age and of The City of the Grassroots (winnter of the 1983 C. Wright Mills Award) and of more than twenty other books.

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The Hacker Ethic
A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business
Written by Pekka Himanen
Prologue by Linus Torvalds
Epilogue by Manuel Castells


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $19.00

Nearly a century ago, Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism articulated the animating spirit of the industrial age, the Protestant ethic. Now, Pekka Hinamen — together with Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells — articulates how hackers* represent a new, opposing ethos for the information age. Underlying hackers’... Read more >
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The Hacker Ethic
A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business
Written by Pekka Himanen
Prologue by Linus Torvalds


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $13.99

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