The Best of 2600

electronic resource

English language

Published April 12, 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..


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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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2 stars

not the best selection of articles, some of them extremely arrogant and watery, some of them are dated at best;
while I understand it is a collection distilled out of 2600 but man some things were hard to read, specially these 'egalitarian' things to hackers and 'wannabes' like all of them were born with a keyboard glued to their tiny hands.
I couldn't finish it.

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