The Best of 2600, Collector's Edition: A Hacker Odyssey

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Wiley, Feb 3, 2009 - Computers - 912 pages
'? 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 'As a one-time contributor, I am stoked!' Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing 'This should be a history book for CS students.' Amazon reviewer 'If you are looking for a collection of the best essays from three decades providing a representative and thorough look at the emerging issues in hacking over time, you've got yourself a new bible.' Trailblazing tales from technology's most colorful, controversial publication They hack because they can. Their exploits have changed technology, and their stories have filled the pages of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly since 1984. Following the hacker's code of freely sharing information, this Collector's Edition documents 24 years of controversial, cutting-edge technological adventures that have changed history. For example: Hacking an election An American Express phone story The world vs. Kevin Mitnick How to track any UK GSM mobile phone A pirate radio primer Simplex locks so simple to break A hacker in Iraq The saga of Bernie S All the details about DeCSS Hacking Google Adwords Collector's Edition includes The best of Off the Hook on CD A full author list Full-color poster featuring every 2600 cover through Autumn 2008 Each copy is individually numbered

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Amazing book. A must-read for phreakers and hackers around the globe.

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About the author (2009)

Emmanuel Goldstein first became enchanted with the computer during his high school days in the late '70s. His infatuation soon got him into trouble as he discovered he could access things he shouldn't. A few years and an FBI raid later, he cofounded 2600: The Hacker Quarterly as an outlet for stories and tutorials from hackers around the world.

Since 1988, Goldstein has hosted Off the Hook, a hacker-themed radio talk show airing on WBAI FM in New York City. The seven HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) conferences he has organized since 1994 have drawn thousands of attendees from points around the globe. Goldstein 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.

To this day, Emmanuel Goldstein has never taken a course in computers.

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