Phil Lapsley - Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell

Colfax Avenue: Phil Lapsley will discuss and sign his eye-opening new book Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell (GroveAtlantic), a riveting history of the telephone hackers of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. He has spent the last several years documenting the history of phone phreaking through hundreds of interviews, document searches, and Freedom of Information Act requests.

“Lapsley uses his main subject as a jumping-off point for a highly engaging history of the telephone itself and plenty of intrigue. Sure, these guys, these [phone] phreaks, were breaking the law, but they were also innovators, technological geniuses, precursors of today’s computer hackers. A fascinating book.” —David Pitt, Booklist

Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
us
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802120618
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - February 5th, 2013