Hacking Europe

Hacking Europe

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Hacking Europe traces the user practices of chopping games in Warsaw, hacking software in Athens, creating chaos in Hamburg, producing demos in Turku, and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. Focusing on several European countries at the end of the Cold War, the book shows the digital development was not an exclusively American affair. Local hacker communities appropriated the computer and forged new cultures around it like the hackers in Yugoslavia, Poland and Finland, who showed off their tricks and creating distinct a€œdemoscenes.a€ Together the essays reflect a diverse palette of cultural practices by which European users domesticated computer technologies. Each chapter explores the mediating actors instrumental in introducing and spreading the cultures of computing around Europe. More generally, the a€œludologicala€ element--the role of mischief, humor, and play--discussed here as crucial for analysis of hacker culture, opens new vistas for the study of the history of technology.ZX Spectrum Servicing Manual, 1984, ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/ technical-docs/ZXSpectrum48K_ServiceManual.pdf. The ZX ... The home computer wars: An insidera#39;s account of Commodore and Jack Tramiel. Greensboro:anbsp;...

Title:Hacking Europe
Author:Gerard Alberts, Ruth Oldenziel
Publisher:Springer - 2014-09-03


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