This is a very entertaining account of the rise of the computer generation. Beginning with the inderground computer clubs at MIT and other technical bases, expanddng to cover the HomeBrew club that was the birthplace of Apple and introducing many unforgetable giants of what would become the most important technilogical breakthrough of the century. The power of the personal computer with access to the rabidly expanding internet. The title comes from the emphasis on the 'hacker' culture and its amazing achievements in the early years of computing. You don't need to be a 'techie' to enjoy this book.