Hacking Education

Hacking Education

High School Bans Best-Selling Novel for Promoting ‘Hacker Culture’

Down with "Little Brother" (Facebook).

Well, that escalated quickly.

A high school in Pensacola, Fla. removed Cory Doctorow’s best selling novel Little Brother from its summer reading list because it deals with computer hacking. Mr. Doctorow responded to the ban by convincing his publisher to send 200 copies to the school for the students.

The principal of Booker T. Washington Public High School banned the popular young adult novel for its “positive view of questioning authority, lauding ‘hacker culture,’ discussing sex and sexuality in passing,” Ars Technia reported. Read More