Exploding The Phone: tour for phreaker/hacker proto-history book by Phil Lapsley

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7 Responses to “Exploding The Phone: tour for phreaker/hacker proto-history book by Phil Lapsley”

  1. David says:

    Love this stuff. Here’s Capt. Crunch talking about pirating Just look at those floppies.  http://youtu.be/DIsoJmae1xY

  2. newhavenstumpjumper says:

    i used to do a little phone freaking back in the day. i could actually whistle some activation tones on our local tel system (a single tone system) to access long distance. i also had an answering machine that i could activate by whistling the activation tones. those were the days.

  3. nixiebunny says:

    I was lucky enough in the early eighties to get a chance to copy a bunch of YIPL newsletters from the late sixties. They are fun as heck – all those tricks you heard about but were afraid to try because The Phone Police would track you down and kill you. Many circuits for black boxes, red boxes, blue boxes, etc.

  4. Andreas Beer says:

    after reading this book, go and buy a copy of The Hacker Crackdown – an amazing story about what happened to the scene at its biggest turning point.

    • Ronald Pottol says:

      That is in many ways the follow up to this book. This book is about the analog age, and the Hacker Crackdown covers a decent chunk of the digital telephony age. Exploding The Phone is a great book, I just finished it (I read The Hacker Crackdown too long ago to remember how much of a page turner it was).

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