Can you help me find tales of l33tness?
December 5, 2007 4:01 PM Subscribe
Can you help me find more Hacker Folklore?
posted by ArgentCorvid to computers & internet (26 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
There's The Story of Mel
(and most of the rest of the Jargon File
). There's The Story of the 500 Mile E-Mail
. To a lesser degree of what I am looking for is The Origin of Quake3's Fast InvSqrt
Do you know of anywhere that I can find more short stories in the same spirit of these? I'm talking about (probably) true stories of Techie Awesome and/or the history of Hacking. Stories about things that shouldn't work, but do.
If the story goes deep into the technical details, thats fine with me. In fact, the more details about the equipment and/or circumstances, the better.
I know that there are more out there than the three above, but I'm not sure I've been putting the right words into the search box.
Thanks in advance.