Nerd Attack!

A history of the digital world from C64 to Twitter and Facebook

Original Title: Nerd Attack!

Paperback, with flaps, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04509-6
€ 14.99 [D] | € 15.50 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: August 29, 2011
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Christian  Stöcker - Nerd Attack!


From the invention of the home computer until the present day: a history of digitalisation

The revolution began in the nursery: It was with the C64, the first mass produced home computer, that children and teenagers conquered the digital world in the 1980s, and thus, as hackers, crackers, nerds, DIYers and users just wanting to know, speeded up its development.

Christian Stöcker, who grew up with the computer and now heads the NetWorld section of Spiegel Online, describes in his own personal view of web culture the actors on the digital stage and how they see themselves, the influence of film and fantasy literature, the effects of digitalisation on society and the economy, and the disputes across the much-quoted digital rifts.

His book is more than merely an entertaining stroll through digital worlds; it is rather an appeal to use the opportunities presented by digital media and technologies.

“After reading its some 300 pages, I had a neck ache from nodding.”


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