The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

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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 The 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...
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Overview

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 The 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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470294192
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 435,561
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.20 (d)

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

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    The Best of 2600

    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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