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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
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