"Hacking is about boiling a potato in your coffee machine just to show it can be done."

A participant at the Y2hacK conference


John Draper (a.k.a. Captain Crunch), 57, helped launch the hacker movement. In 1971, he discovered that the tone of a toy whistle found in the Captain Crunch cereal box was reproducing the tone needed to open free telephone lines.

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Revenge of the nerds. (Mar. 30, 2000). Financial Times (London), p.13, sec. Observer.

Hackers conference participants speak with convicted US cyberbandit. (Mar. 31, 2000). The Jerusalem Post, p. 5A, sec. News.



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