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2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly - Digital Edition [Kindle Edition]

by 2600 Enterprises
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Note: Currently, Kindle Magazines doesn't support certain formats (iPad, iPhone, and more) with subscriptions. However, these formats are supported when purchasing individual issues. Until this situation is resolved, 2600 is providing each individual issue here as a Kindle Book and at the Amazon-set individual issue price. We hope to see subscriptions enabled soon on these devices and will keep our readers informed every step of the way.

2600 Magazine is the world's foremost journal on computer hacking and technological manipulation and control. Published by hackers since 1984, 2600 is a true window into the minds of some of today's most creative and intelligent people. The de facto voice of a new generation, this publication has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing digital landscape. Available for the first time in a digital edition, 2600 continues to bring unique voices to an ever growing international community interested in privacy issues, computer security, and the digital underground.

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  • Publisher: 2600 Enterprises (September 28, 2015)
  • Issues: 4 issues / year
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GB1WF6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2600 in my Pants January 10, 2011
I'm generally not a fan of the magazine format since I discovered the convenience of RSS feeds years ago, but 2600 is something that I still find I need and want. I've been reading 2600 for 16 years now and it's a magazine that gets better with each passing year. 2600 is full of information, not advertisements, and the articles are always entertaining and useful. Best of all, 2600 actually lowered the price of their Kindle subscriptions, compared to the price of their paper edition. Most other publishers think we should pay the same price even though they no longer have to pay for printing or delivery of the paper versions, so thanks for being honest, 2600, and not just pocketing the extra money for yourselves. 2600 will be the only magazine I'll ever subscribe to on my Kindle, which should tell you how awesome they are.
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167 of 183 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition IMPORTANT NOTE!! November 1, 2011
Everyone should be aware of the following line for the Kindle edition:

""The seven most recent issues delivered are saved on your Kindle. Older issues are automatically deleted for your convenience.""

Make sure you understand line 2, ""Older issues are automatically deleted for your convenience.""

NOT very convenient.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2600 Transitions to Digital Very Well April 25, 2011
I've been a reader of 2600 and attendee to my local meeting for years. I assume most people coming to this page already know what 2600 is at its core, so I'll only briefly mention that.

2600 is The Hacker Quarterly, meaning four times a year you get a nice collection of brief articles covering a wide range of hacker related topics, from computer security to telephone systems and "hacking the human brain" to political freedom issues, and everything in between. It's primarily user written content, so while the editors keep the quality up, the topics change drastically from issue to issue. You may find one issue fantastic cover to cover, to only skim through a few articles in the next issue. That said, if you're into technology in general it's the best periodical out there.

Now, specifically to address the Kindle release, I'm very pleasantly surprised. The text transitions well as you may expect, as does the general layout, probably due to the physical size of the magazine being more inline with the Kindle's screen size than most magazines. 2600 also includes the entirety of each issue in the Kindle edition, rather than a subset of content as some other Kindle magazines do. They've also priced the Kindle subscription very reasonably, under half what you'll pay grabbing it from your local book store or even subscribing to the physical magazine.

The only sore point I can bring up is the graphics. This isn't a huge problem as 2600 has never been big in that area. You'll lose the color of the front cover, telephone shots, etc., and occasionally the random logo or diagram, while readable, will lose some fidelity. I haven't seen 2600 on the Kindle for PC/iPad etc. apps, so I can't comment on their quality there.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great!!!!!!!!! January 15, 2011
So im at home in bed listening to "off the hook" and find out I can just download the new issue right to my phone this magazine is well worth the read, once you get the current issue go ahead and get the back issues you wont be disappointed
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine for Kindle! January 14, 2011
This is great for the kindle! I mainly read the paper print, but sometimes that's too small, making the kindle a great way to read this. If only there were more stars to give it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this! February 19, 2011
By Jen K.
I am so happy to have 2600 available for Kindle -- it actually makes using my Kindle worthwhile again! Awesome magazine, in an even more convenient format. Big thumbs up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
excellent magazine even for an old hack like me. would like to be able to subscribe to it via's kindle shop, now that that is online (living in switzerland), any chances of that happening?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cover of this issue should be a poster! February 19, 2011
Great articles, as always, but this issue stands out for the exceptional photo on the cover. It's destined to be a classic, I just wish I could buy it in poster size!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Valuable source of "hackers" articles
Very valuable source of well written and good quality technical articles from so called "hackers" community.
Published 25 days ago by maciekph
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent and eclectic. One of the few things that is all it's cracked up to be.
Published 1 month ago by Big Happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great magazine! wish i had time to read them all
Published 1 month ago by Eric Breitholtz
4.0 out of 5 stars View on the kindle DX not that appealing..
Magazine is great! Don't know how I missed hogging on this content till now.. But here are a couple of problems I faced...
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Published 2 months ago by jagadish singh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great magazine been reading it for years nice to get the digital content.
Published 3 months ago by chadrick a collins
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't buy it. Know nothing about it.9
Published 5 months ago by Pat O.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great perspective
A great collection of writing from a diverse group of talented people.
Published 5 months ago by Mark S. Bullis
5.0 out of 5 stars stumbled upon a great mag
Not what I expected...
Published 6 months ago by Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine.
I've been reading 2600 magazine for many years now. It's nice to be able to have it in digital. 2600 magazine is a very informative and entertaining publication. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robert F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it.
Published 10 months ago by melissa gustafson
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Monthly price, delivered quarterly?
Wondering the same thing. I'm guessing that each issue ends-up costing $2.97 effectively, but what's to stop someone from subscribing, getting the issue, then cancelling for the next two months, then repeating? Kinda seems like a big loophole if they expect to get 3*monthly price per... Read More
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