Yesterday I wrote about Steven Levy’s Hackers. Today, serendipitously, I happened across a Wired article from last year that I’d filed away intending to read and then forgotten. In it Levy revisits Hackers and catches us up on what his heroes are doing today.
Some, like Bill Gates and Paul Graham, have achieved great financial and commercial success. Others, like Richard Greenblatt and Richard Stallman have eschewed all that and remained true to the hacker ideals that they grew up with. Levy also takes a look at the newcomers, like Mark Zuckerberg, who are carrying on the hacker tradition, at least as they see it.
If you’ve read Hackers and enjoyed it, you’re sure to enjoy this article.