Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age

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Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age
Directed by Fabrice Florin
Produced by Fabrice Florin
Starring Steven Levy
Steve Wozniak
Richard Stallman
Andy Hertzfeld
Lee Felsenstein
Bill Atkinson
Bill Budge
Release dates
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
26 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age is a 1985 TV documentary about the hacker community.

The film includes footage of a hacker conference, and interviews with some of the programmers that created the personal computer revolution, including Bill Atkinson, Bill Budge, Doug Carlston, John Draper, Andrew Fluegelman, Lee Felsenstein, Richard Greenblatt, Andy Hertzfeld, David Hughes, Susan Kare, Richard Stallman, Bob Wallace, Robert Woodhead, Steve Wozniak, and others.

All interviews in this documentary were shot over a long weekend at a 1984 hacker conference by the Whole Earth Catalog editors Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly in Sausalito, California. The event itself (the hacker conference) was inspired by Steven Levy's book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.[1]

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