For 25 years, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has given voice to the hacker community in all its manifestations. This collection of letters to the magazine reveals the thoughts and viewpoints of hackers, both white and black hat, as well as hacker wannabes, technophiles, and people concerned about computer security. Insightful and entertaining, the exchanges illustrate 2600’s vast readership, from teenage rebels, anarchists, and survivalists to law enforcement, consumer advocates, and worried parents.
- 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has been the hacker community’s flagship publication for 25 years; this unique anthology shares letters received by the editor over the life of the magazine
- Grouped into nine categories, the letters offer insight into the magazine’s widely varied readership as well as a look at the progression of technology over a quarter century
- Ranging from hilarious to disturbing, the letters sometimes evolve into lengthy exchanges and often generated a response from editor Emmanuel Goldstein, a rock star among hackers
Dear Hacker is must reading for technology aficionados, 2600's wide and loyal audience, and anyone seeking entertainment well laced with insight into our society.
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