Tonight: Hackers TV show

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Dec 12 18:40:00 2002

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Steve Jones wrote:

> Or maybe not. I don't think I missed the beginning, and there
> was nothing about Woz, Cap'n Crunch, etc. It started off with
> a camera following some PHB through security checkpoints.

Sounds like a totally different program then.

> The production value was high - they used lots of flashy visual
> gimickry to let you know how cool this topic and the production
> team is/was. Didn't do squat for content, but someone had fun
> inverting color maps, solarizing and posterizing images, making
> lots of jump cuts, etc.

The one I was involved with was pretty high quality as well. I was
actually surprised how well done it was (told a good story, stuck to
the facts, not too much hype).

> But don't worry, they harped on the potential for an "electronic
> Pearl Harbor" quite a bit. They had a very touching bit about how
> the top-level hackers cherish their anonymity because, when they
> achieve underworld fame, they would be harassed by the hordes of
> wannabees and ankle-biters... I felt so sorry for them. :^/

Um, I think the more important reason is that they avoid being arrested
and thrown in prison.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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