St. Jude Milhon, a former Mondo 2000 editor and prominent hacker who coined the term "cypherpunk," passed away Saturday morning in Berkeley after a long battle with cancer. The co-author of How to Mutate and Take Over the World and The Cyberpunk Handbook: The Real Cyberpunk Fakebook, St. Jude shaped the early cyberculture and inspired countless modem grrrls. She will be missed.
"Hacking is the clever circumvention of imposed limits, whether imposed by your government, your IP server, your own personality, or the laws of physics." -St. JudeDiscuss
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.