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The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey
     

The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

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by Emmanuel Goldstein
 

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Since 1984, the quarterly magazine 2600 has provided fascinating articles for readers who are curious about technology. Find the best of the magazine’s writing in Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey, a collection of the strongest, most interesting, and often most controversial articles covering 24 years of changes in technology, all from a hacker

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Since 1984, the quarterly magazine 2600 has provided fascinating articles for readers who are curious about technology. Find the best of the magazine’s writing in Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey, a collection of the strongest, most interesting, and often most controversial articles covering 24 years of changes in technology, all from a hacker’s perspective. Included are stories about the creation of the infamous tone dialer “red box” that allowed hackers to make free phone calls from payphones, the founding of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the insecurity of modern locks.

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" … The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey is an important, amazing book that tells the story of these kids and adults as they explore a new frontier."
—John Baichtal (Wired Blog, August, 2008)

"...a testament to a culture which thrived before computers and the internet mattered to most of the world." (New statesman, September, 2008)

Wired Blog
The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey is an important, amazing book that tells the story of these kids and adults as they explore a new frontier.
—John Baichtal
New statesman
...a testament to a culture which thrived before computers and the internet mattered to most of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470294192
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Pages:
888
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Emmanuel Goldstein has been editor and publisher of 2600 from the start. He also hosts a weekly radio show, Off the Hook; served as technical consultant for the 1995 feature film Hackers; and has testified before Congress on the issue of hacking and where the threat actually lies. You can visit the 2600 web site at www.2600.com, or contact 2600 by mail at 2600 Magazine, PO Box 752, Middle Island, NY 11953.

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The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Mycroft More than 1 year ago
2600 gives both the history and inside look at the world of computers and technology. Here it gives true meaning to the word hacker and explains how innocent curiosity work and the gray ethical line when it is crossed over. In addition it gives a glimpse of the world just before the internet and how things have come a long way into the 21st century. A good, intelligent read.
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