Hacker Cracker: A Journey from the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace (英語) ペーパーバック – 2003/12/16
David Chanoff has written about literary history, education, foreign policy, and other subjects for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and The New Republic. His thirteen books include collaborations with former surgeon general Joycelyn Elders, former chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral William Crowe Jr, and Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.
Ejovi Nuwere is a graduate of New York's junior High School 117, the High School of Professional Performing Arts, and, more important, the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant. He was a prominent computer hacker under several handles before becoming a security specialist for one of the world's largest financial firms. He was also a national San Shou kickboxing champion. He currently lives, works, and trains in Osaka, Japan, and New York City.
- 出版社 : Harper Perennial; Reprint版 (2003/12/16)
- 発売日 : 2003/12/16
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 274ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0060935812
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060935818
- 対象読者年齢 : 14 - 18歳
- 寸法 : 15.24 x 1.57 x 22.86 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 1,761,894位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Hacker Cracker is the story of Ejovi Nuwere's life on the edge, or many edges: His world of drugs, gangs, and depression; the murky world of computer hackers; and his current life as a computer security expert.
This is an immensely satisfying story about an American life -- not hacking or computers.
We get a look at what happens when any person -- yes, even a young black kid from Bed Stuy -- becomes an expert at something the world needs, in this case, computer security. We see how excellence leads to opportunity. We see how a strong family has given a boy the tools he needs to become a man.
Ejovi and co-author David Chanoff do not reflect much on Ejovi's experiences and perhaps that is good. Ejovi Nuwere is still in his 20s and maybe it is too early to analyze. Yet, it is impossible not to wonder what he makes of all that has happened to him.
This book makes you want to have coffee with Ejovi and meet his grandmother, uncle, and stepfather. Just to hear what they have to say.
I liked Ejovi throughout the whole book, but I came to admire him after I read the last chapter, about his experiences at the World Trade Center on September 11. In this chapter, at last he gives us what we hope to learn from him -- and what we hope HE will learn. The end is a most satisfying beginning for Ejovi Nuwere's life on the edge.
The title "Hacker Cracker" suggests a story about computer crime. Indeed, the book is much more than that. It's a story of growing up in a crime ridden neighborhood. It's about the confidence gained from martial arts. It's about a boy coming of age. And - also - it's about the underground hacker culture.
This really is an amazing work from such a young author, even with the help of a veteran contributor. The insights are keen, and the ability to weave lessons from San Shou boxing through computer hacking through the revelations of the horror of 9/11 reveal an outstanding intellect and wisdom beyond the author's 20 years.
The book is a quick read, and appropriate for a much broader audience than just folks interested in computers. All the technical terms are clearly explained in the text and a glossary, and there is no assumption of advanced knowledge of computers.
Buy the book, read it, and enjoy it!