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By Gerard Alberts,Ruth Oldenziel

ISBN-10: 1447154924

ISBN-13: 9781447154921

ISBN-10: 1447170695

ISBN-13: 9781447170693

Hacking Europe strains the consumer practices of slicing video games in Warsaw, hacking software program in Athens, growing chaos in Hamburg, generating demos in Turku, and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. concentrating on numerous ecu international locations on the finish of the chilly battle, the publication exhibits the electronic improvement used to be now not an solely American affair. neighborhood hacker groups appropriated the pc and cast new cultures round it just like the hackers in Yugoslavia, Poland and Finland, who confirmed off their tips and growing particular “demoscenes.” jointly the essays replicate a various palette of cultural practices during which eu clients domesticated desktop applied sciences. each one bankruptcy explores the mediating actors instrumental in introducing and spreading the cultures of computing round Europe. extra more often than not, the “ludological” element--the position of mischief, humor, and play--discussed the following as an important for research of hacker tradition, opens new vistas for the learn of the historical past of technology.

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