Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age

Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age is a short historic documentary about the early days of hardware and software hacking as well as the huge industry(ies) that was about to explode. The documentary dates from around 1985, well before the internet took shape and the web didn’t even exist, not to mention that opportunity to see the likes of Steve Wozniak and Richard Stallman in their youth and in action baby! Take 30 minutes and watch it, it’s worth every minute:

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I just stumbled on this amazing documentary, which carves out the living atmosphere at Netscape during the 1998-1999 years, the period in which Netscape released the source code for their browser as Open Source and rebranded into what we know today as Mozilla.

The documentary is focused on the programmer efforts behind the move and the startup nausea, which gives it a really interesting taste and makes it a great watch.

LE: As a side note, this documentary has been open sourced too, sort of to speak. You can find more about it here. 🙂

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