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The Resource Exploding the phone : the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell, Phil Lapsley

Exploding the phone : the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell, Phil Lapsley

Label
Exploding the phone : the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell
Title
Exploding the phone
Title remainder
the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell
Statement of responsibility
Phil Lapsley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before smartphones, before the Internet and before the personal computer, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary "harmonic telegraph," by the middle of the twentieth century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cutting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. Unfortunately for the telephone company, the network has a billion-dollar flaw. And once people discovered it, things would never the be the same. Phil Lapsley's Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time. It traces the birth of long distance communication and the telephone, the rise of AT&T's monopoly, the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work, and the discovery of Ma Bell's Achilles' heel. Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of "phone phreaks" who turned the network into the electronic playground, the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds, and the counterculture movement that argued you should rip off the phone company to fight against the war in Vietnam...AT&T responded with "Greenstar"...The FBI fought back, too...Phone phreaking exploded into the popular culture, with famous actors, musicians, and investors caught with "blue boxes," many of them built by two young phone phreaks named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak...The product of extensive original research, including exclusive interviews and declassified government documents, Exploding the Phone is a captivating, ground-breaking work about an important part of our cultural and technological history--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Exploding the phone : the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell, Phil Lapsley
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F438EE76-8F47-4FC1-BAAC-4A6E3384C08E
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-406) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Little Jojo learns to whistle
  • Bill Acker learns to play the flute
  • Phone freaks of America
  • Law of unintended consequences
  • Counterculture
  • Busted
  • Pranks
  • Story of a war
  • A little bit stupid
  • Snitch
  • Fine arts 13
  • Crunched
  • Twilight
  • Nightfall
  • Birth of a playground
  • Cat and canary
  • Largest machine in the world
  • Blue box
  • "Some people collect stamps"
  • Headache
  • Blue box bookies
Control code
8ocm81682921
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802193759
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f438ee76-8f47-4fc1-baac-4a6e3384c08e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Exploding the phone : the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell, Phil Lapsley
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F438EE76-8F47-4FC1-BAAC-4A6E3384C08E
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-406) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Little Jojo learns to whistle
  • Bill Acker learns to play the flute
  • Phone freaks of America
  • Law of unintended consequences
  • Counterculture
  • Busted
  • Pranks
  • Story of a war
  • A little bit stupid
  • Snitch
  • Fine arts 13
  • Crunched
  • Twilight
  • Nightfall
  • Birth of a playground
  • Cat and canary
  • Largest machine in the world
  • Blue box
  • "Some people collect stamps"
  • Headache
  • Blue box bookies
Control code
8ocm81682921
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802193759
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f438ee76-8f47-4fc1-baac-4a6e3384c08e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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