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(Woz regularly helped his friends build their own Apples.) In the 1980s, people at elite universities and research labs built on ARPANET’s infrastructure to create mailing lists, chat rooms, discussion groups, adventure games, and many other textual ancestors of today’s social media. Today, it boggles the mind that people would give away such valuable intellectual property.
But the members of this early computing culture adhered to a loose collection of principles that journalist Steven Levy dubbed “the hacker ethic”: As I talked to these digital explorers, ranging from those who tamed multimillion-dollar machines in the 1950s to contemporary young wizards who mastered computers in their suburban bedrooms, I found a common element, a common philosophy that seemed tied to the elegantly flowing logic of the computer itself.
It was a philosophy of sharing, openness, decentralization, and getting your hands on machines at any cost to improve the machines and to improve the world.
This Hacker Ethic is their gift to us: something with value even to those of us with no interest at all in computers.
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But these beliefs were built into the very infrastructure of the internet. Canter and Siegel were kicked off three ISP’s before finally finding a home and publishing the early e-marketing book .Early technology innovators deeply believed in these values of “sharing, openness, and decentralization.” The Homebrew Computer Club’s motto was “give to help others.” Hackers believed that barriers to improving technology, contributing to knowledge, and innovating should be eliminated.Information should instead be free so that people could improve existing systems and develop new ones.For instance, in post-hippie Berkeley, early microcomputer aficionados formed the Homebrew Computer Club, freely sharing information that enabled its members to create some of the first personal computers.When Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs built the first Apple Computer, they gave away its schematics at the Club.