" … 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)
From the Inside Flap
The hacker subculture shrouded in mystery, spiced with a hint of glamour, and thoroughly misunderstood by those who don't belong was revealed in the original edition of The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey. The book became an instant bestseller. If you're a 2600 subscriber, a member of the hacker community, a geek freak, or simply a hardcore technology fan, you are not surprised. The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey is a journey inside the hacker's worldindeed, inside the hacker's mind.
Since its birth in 1984, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has published, sometimes anomymously, the discoveries and adventures of hackers worldwide. From the first curious and intrepid souls who discovered they could outwit Ma Bell to those who've hacked the Department of Defense and ParadisePoker.com, the people whose stories fill the pages of 2600 tell their experiences in this captivating book.
Now you can own a personal, numbered copy of this remarkable tour through 24 years of enduring exploits, creative controversy, and hackers who made history. Complete with a full-color poster showing every 2600 cover, a CD featuring the best of Emmanuel Goldstein's Off the Hook radio broadcasts, and credit given to all contributors, this one-of-a-kind Collector's Edition documents the experiences and experiments that have shaped technology.
--This text refers to the Digital edition.
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