The Best of 2600, Collector's Edition
A Hacker Odyssey
By Emmanuel Goldstein
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: January 2009
Pages: 912

"? The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey is an important, amazing book that tells the story of these kids and adults as they explore a new frontier."
—John Baichtal, Wired Blog, August, 2008

"As a one-time contributor, I am stoked!"
—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

"This should be a history book for CS students."
—Amazon reviewer

"If you are looking for a collection of the best essays from three decades . . . providing a representative and thorough look at the emerging issues in hacking over time, you've got yourself a new bible."

Trailblazing tales from technology's most colorful, controversial publication

They hack because they can. Their exploits have changed technology, and their stories have filled the pages of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly since 1984. Following the hacker's code of freely sharing information, this Collector's Edition documents 24 years of controversial, cutting-edge technological adventures that have changed history. For example:

  • Hacking an election

  • An American Express phone story

  • The world vs. Kevin Mitnick

  • How to track any UK GSM mobile phone

  • A pirate radio primer

  • Simplex locks — so simple to break

  • A hacker in Iraq

  • The saga of Bernie S

  • All the details about DeCSS

  • Hacking Google Adwords

Collector's Edition includes

  • The best of Off the Hook on CD

  • A full author list

  • Full-color poster featuring every 2600 cover through Autumn 2008

Each copy is individually numbered

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