The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age - by Pekka Himanen[Reading report] by Thomas Dutertre


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

Pekka Himanen analyzes hackers' ethics from three perspectives: working ethics, money ethics and network ethics. He presents their activity as a free passion that gives pleasure, far away from the protestant work ethic. Hackers experiment, create and improve software. They are free and involved in a co-working logic, of free sharing of knowledge. For this reason, scientists, artists and researchers are all hackers.

Quote article  Thomas Dutertre, « The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age - by Pekka Himanen », 25 may 2013, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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