Exploding the Phone

Exploding the Phone

The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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Describes how "phone phreaks" learned how to make illicit but technologically innovative free phone calls and shared the technique, and places the process in the development of telecommunications and the behavior of the telephone monopoly.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 384.06573 L
Characteristics: xvi, 431, [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780802120618
080212061X

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squidyman
Jul 31, 2014

An excellent book! I first thought this was going to be rather boring when I picked it up, as me being a teen doesn't care to much about telephones. But this book turned out to be very captivating and is definitely a page turner. It mixes the right amount of history with personal experiences into a fast paced novel filled with interesting information. I am sure you will enjoy reading this book. :D

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dionyzus
Jan 08, 2014

What a trip. A thorough history of phone hacking, an odd hobby in the 60s and 70s which surprisingly was the direct forefather of computer hacking. It focuses on how Bell Telephone made young curious phone hackers into criminals, even as some of them grew up to become pioneers of the new medium of the day, computers. Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs were among them! A very interesting read.

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violet_butterfly_1687 Apr 17, 2013

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