Six years ago I read the "The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of Information Age" book, by Pekka Himanen (this book is a collaborative work between Pekka Himanen, Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells -philosopher, hacker and sociologist, respectively) and understood that Hacker Ethic is a new is a new morality that defies the Protestant work ethic, outlined nearly a century ago Max Weber in "The protrestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism" articuled.
Now, Pekka Himanen articulates how hackers represent a new, opposing spirit for the information age. Underlying hackers' technical creations are the hacker values that produced them and that challenge us all.
The Hacker Ethic values promote passionate and freely rhythmed work; the belief that individuals can create great things by joining forces in imaginative ways; and the need to maintain our existing ethical ideals, such as privacy and equality, in our new, increasingly technologized society
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