It will probably cost me reputation
, but I'd just like to add that this film came out only months before Abbie Hoffman
wrote the first YiPL
paper, encouraging people to rip off AT&T
, on the grounds that a special tax
on long distance phone calls
went directly to the Department of Defense
, which begat the Blue Box
, which begat Apple Computer
, and the art and craft of hacking
as we know it today.
I wish I were enough of a conspiracy theorist to suspect more than a coincidence.