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Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

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Actual letters written to the leading hackers' magazine

For 25 years, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has given voice to the hacker community in all its manifestations. This collection of letters to the magazine reveals the thoughts and viewpoints of hackers, both white and black hat, as well as hacker wannabes, technophiles, and people concerned about computer security. Insightful and entertaining, the exchanges illustrate 2600's vast readership, from teenage rebels, anarchists, and survivalists to law enforcement, consumer advocates, and worried parents.

  • 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has been the hacker community's flagship publication for 25 years; this unique anthology shares letters received by the editor over the life of the magazine

  • Grouped into nine categories, the letters offer insight into the magazine's widely varied readership as well as a look at the progression of technology over a quarter century

  • Ranging from hilarious to disturbing, the letters sometimes evolve into lengthy exchanges and often generated a response from editor Emmanuel Goldstein, a rock star among hackers

Dear Hacker is must reading for technology aficionados, 2600's wide and loyal audience, and anyone seeking entertainment well laced with insight into our society.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  3. CREDITS
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  5. INTRODUCTION
  6. 1. Question Upon Question
    1. 1.1. 1985
    2. 1.2. 1986
    3. 1.3. 1987
    4. 1.4. 1988
    5. 1.5. 1989
    6. 1.6. 1990
    7. 1.7. 1991
    8. 1.8. 1992
    9. 1.9. 1993
    10. 1.10. 1994
    11. 1.11. 1995
    12. 1.12. 1996
    13. 1.13. 1997
    14. 1.14. 1998
    15. 1.15. 1999
    16. 1.16. 2000
    17. 1.17. 2001
    18. 1.18. 2002
    19. 1.19. 2003
    20. 1.20. 2004
    21. 1.21. 2005
    22. 1.22. 2006
    23. 1.23. 2007
    24. 1.24. 2008
    25. 1.25. 2009
  7. 2. Tales from the Retail Front
    1. 2.1. 1995
    2. 2.2. 1996
    3. 2.3. 1997
    4. 2.4. 1998
    5. 2.5. 1999
    6. 2.6. 2000
    7. 2.7. 2001
    8. 2.8. 2002
    9. 2.9. 2003
    10. 2.10. 2004
    11. 2.11. 2005
    12. 2.12. 2007
    13. 2.13. 2009
  8. 3. The Challenges of Life as a Hacker
    1. 3.1. 1985
    2. 3.2. 1987
    3. 3.3. 1989
    4. 3.4. 1991
    5. 3.5. 1992
    6. 3.6. 1993
    7. 3.7. 1994
    8. 3.8. 1995
    9. 3.9. 1996
    10. 3.10. 1997
    11. 3.11. 1998
    12. 3.12. 1999
    13. 3.13. 2000
    14. 3.14. 2001
    15. 3.15. 2002
    16. 3.16. 2003
    17. 3.17. 2004
    18. 3.18. 2005
    19. 3.19. 2007
    20. 3.20. 2008
    21. 3.21. 2009
  9. 4. Technology
    1. 4.1. 1984
    2. 4.2. 1985
    3. 4.3. 1986
    4. 4.4. 1987
    5. 4.5. 1988
    6. 4.6. 1989
    7. 4.7. 1990
    8. 4.8. 1991
    9. 4.9. 1992
    10. 4.10. 1993
    11. 4.11. 1994
    12. 4.12. 1995
    13. 4.13. 1996
    14. 4.14. 1997
    15. 4.15. 1998
    16. 4.16. 1999
    17. 4.17. 2000
    18. 4.18. 2003
    19. 4.19. 2004
    20. 4.20. 2005
    21. 4.21. 2006
    22. 4.22. 2007
    23. 4.23. 2009
  10. 5. The Magic of the Corporate World
    1. 5.1. 1985
    2. 5.2. 1986
    3. 5.3. 1987
    4. 5.4. 1988
    5. 5.5. 1989
    6. 5.6. 1990
    7. 5.7. 1991
    8. 5.8. 1992
    9. 5.9. 1993
    10. 5.10. 1994
    11. 5.11. 1995
    12. 5.12. 1996
    13. 5.13. 1997
    14. 5.14. 1998
    15. 5.15. 2000
    16. 5.16. 2001
    17. 5.17. 2002
    18. 5.18. 2003
    19. 5.19. 2004
    20. 5.20. 2005
    21. 5.21. 2006
    22. 5.22. 2007
    23. 5.23. 2009
  11. 6. Our Biggest Fans
    1. 6.1. 1987
    2. 6.2. 1988
    3. 6.3. 1989
    4. 6.4. 1990
    5. 6.5. 1991
    6. 6.6. 1993
    7. 6.7. 1994
    8. 6.8. 1995
    9. 6.9. 1996
    10. 6.10. 1997
    11. 6.11. 1998
    12. 6.12. 1999
    13. 6.13. 2000
    14. 6.14. 2001
    15. 6.15. 2002
    16. 6.16. 2003
    17. 6.17. 2004
    18. 6.18. 2005
    19. 6.19. 2006
    20. 6.20. 2007
    21. 6.21. 2008
    22. 6.22. 2009
  12. 7. Behind the Walls
    1. 7.1. 1984
    2. 7.2. 1987
    3. 7.3. 1989
    4. 7.4. 1990
    5. 7.5. 1992
    6. 7.6. 1993
    7. 7.7. 1994
    8. 7.8. 1995
    9. 7.9. 1996
    10. 7.10. 1997
    11. 7.11. 1998
    12. 7.12. 2001
    13. 7.13. 2004
    14. 7.14. 2005
    15. 7.15. 2006
    16. 7.16. 2007
    17. 7.17. 2008
    18. 7.18. 2009
  13. 8. A Culture of Rebels
    1. 8.1. 1984
    2. 8.2. 1985
    3. 8.3. 1986
    4. 8.4. 1987
    5. 8.5. 1988
    6. 8.6. 1989
    7. 8.7. 1990
    8. 8.8. 1991
    9. 8.9. 1992
    10. 8.10. 1993
    11. 8.11. 1994
    12. 8.12. 1995
    13. 8.13. 1996
    14. 8.14. 1997
    15. 8.15. 1998
    16. 8.16. 1999
    17. 8.17. 2000
    18. 8.18. 2001
    19. 8.19. 2002
    20. 8.20. 2003
    21. 8.21. 2004
    22. 8.22. 2005
    23. 8.23. 2006
    24. 8.24. 2007
    25. 8.25. 2008
    26. 8.26. 2009
  14. 9. Strange Ramblings
    1. 9.1. 1987
    2. 9.2. 1988
    3. 9.3. 1989
    4. 9.4. 1994
    5. 9.5. 1996
    6. 9.6. 1997
    7. 9.7. 1998
    8. 9.8. 1999
    9. 9.9. 2000
    10. 9.10. 2001
    11. 9.11. 2002
    12. 9.12. 2003
    13. 9.13. 2004
    14. 9.14. 2005
    15. 9.15. 2007
    16. 9.16. 2008
    17. 9.17. 2009