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A sprightly lexicon. -- William Safire New York Times Magazine For anyone who likes to have slippery, elastic fun with language, this is a time for celebration... The New Hacker's Dictionary...is not only a useful guidebook to very much un-official technical terms and street tech slang, but also a de facto ethnography of the early years of the hacker culture. Mondo 2000 My current favorite is 'wave a dead chicken.' New to you? You've waved a dead chicken when you've gone through motions to satisfy onlookers (suits?), even when you're sure it's all futile. Raymond's book exhilarates... The New Hacker's Dictionary, though, is not for skimming. Allot, each day, a half hour, severely timed if you hope to get any work done. -- Hugh Kenner Byte
As much as I usually like this kind of book, it throws a bunch of abuse in the poorly disguised form of comedy.. Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 1999
Cannot be beaten for humourus comment, A must for any serious Linux/Unix userPublished on 24 May 1999
This book really is the best I have seen for hacking! I didn't really know how to hack untill now. I read a few pages before sleep then perform my new task next time on my P.C. Read morePublished on 23 Mar. 1999