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Pekka Himanen

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.

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The Hacker Ethic
Written by Pekka Himanen, Prologue by Linus Torvalds, Epilogue by Manuel Castells
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2002
$19.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75878-2 (0-375-75878-X)

You may be a hacker and not even know it. Being a hacker has nothing to do with cyberterrorism, and it doesn’t even necessarily relate to the open-source movement. Being a hacker has more to do with your underlying assumptions about stress, time management, work, and play. It’s about harmonizing the... Read more





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