During the Cold War, a shadowy subculture called the phone phreaks hacked its way into AT+T’s phone network, a vast machine that the phreaks saw as both a puzzle and a playground. Exploding the Phone is Phil Lapsley’s delightful account of their adventures. Bryan Alexander praises the book in his review, writing that it sheds light on an underappreciated chapter in the history of technology.
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