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.
"My cousin committed suicide while on duty at the armory after coming home from a tour abroad."
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
The Utah Supreme Court upheld a six-month suspension without pay, based in part (though not entirely) on these remarks; the judge has a history of past discipline on other grounds as well.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."