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From Counterculture to Cyberculture: The Legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog

"In the fall of 1968, Stewart Brand published a 61-page miscellany of hand tools, books, and other gear. A generation of long-hairs was heading “back to the land” and Brand aimed to give them the tools they’d need to get there. While most rural communes soon failed, the ideals and the social networks Brand and his colleagues built up around the Catalog would last a lifetime. Over the next forty years, they transformed American notions of technology and particularly, of computers. They shaped the defining notions of our digital world, including “personal” computing, virtual community, and the vision of cyberspace as an electronic frontier. They helped give rise to such influential venues as the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link (or WELL) and Wired magazine. And in the process, they transformed the ideals of the generation of 1968 into a deeply optimistic vision of the social potential of digital technologies."

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Hackers as Tricksters of the Digital Age: Creativity in Hacker Culture - Nikitina - 2012 - The Journal of Popular Culture - Wiley Online Library

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"Along with cyberpunk fiction, biographical and autobiographical writings about and by hackers are good sources of information on the nature of hackers’ work, but they tend to leave the matter of hackers’ dubious social impact unresolved.Trickster gods in myths seem to offer a working prototype of the hacker. Just like hackers, tricksters defy definition."

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