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Exploding the Phone
- The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell
- By: Phil Lapsley
- Narrated by: Johann North
- Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and 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 20th 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. But the network had a billion-dollar flaw, and once people discovered it, things would never be the same.
Great Story along with Great Technical Research
- By Elsa Braun on 04-25-16
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