The Competing Values of Hackers: The Culture Profile that Spawned the Computer Revolution

Sune Dueholm Mûller, Frank Ulrich

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In this paper we describe the hacker culture by analyzing 25 years of communication on one of the oldest and most renowned hacker websites. For this purpose, we utilize a previously documented text analysis technique [14] which provides an efficient and effective method of producing a quick overview of values underlying any written text. The technique allows for the creation of culture profiles of texts based on the competing values framework [2]. The article contributes to understanding an important but overlooked hotbed of creativity—the hacker community. It provides examples of how hackers—by playing with technology—produce often unintended innovations. Furthermore, the article demonstrates the usefulness of semi-automated text analyses for the purpose of understanding the values and assumptions that are expressed in documents. We highlight the value of the technique in analyzing large volumes of empirical data and assessing cultures of communities, organizations, or other units of analysis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 48)
Antal sider9
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato2015
Sider3434-3443
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4799-7367-5
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Begivenhed48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Varighed: 5 jan. 20158 jan. 2015

Konference

Konference48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
LandUSA
ByKauai, Hawaii
Periode05/01/201508/01/2015
NavnProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

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