The Cybergypsies

The Cybergypsies

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Cybergypsies are hard-core Net travellers. The author describes the people he has met over his 15 years exploring the Net: virus writers, hackers, sex-peddlars, conmen et al. He describes how he nearly lost everything through his obsession, but also shows how the Net can be used for positive aims, such as campaigns for human rights and justice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 34mm | 639.56g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • SCRIBNER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0684819295
  • 9780684819297

Review Text

This is a delight of biographical anecdotes. While you wander through Bear's life you see his marriage rock and careers grow, learn about his discovery of the Internet, computer viruses and virtual communities. Bear stays up while he writes conversations and plays games via modem and computer. You can join him with the joy, frustration, addiction, recovery and companionship which makes web wandering worthwhile. This is the nearest thing to sitting at the screen yourself. (Kirkus UK)show more