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THE HACKER CRACKDOWN Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier
Out in the traditional world of print, The Hacker Crackdown is ISBN 0-553-08058-X, and is formally catalogued by the Library of Congress as "1. Computer crimes -- United States. 2. Telephone -- United States -- Corrupt practices. 3. Programming (Electronic computers) -- United States -- Corrupt practices." `Corrupt practices,' I always get a kick out of that description. Librarians are very ingenious people.
This is a book about cops, and wild teenage whiz-kids, and
lawyers, and hairy-eyed anarchists, and industrial technicians, and hippies,
and high-tech millionaires, and game hobbyists, and computer security
experts, and Secret Service agents, and grifters, and thieves. This book is
about the electronic frontier of the 1990s. It concerns activities that take
place inside computers and over telephone lines.
A science fiction writer coined the useful term "cyberspace" in
1982. But the territory in question, the electronic frontier, is about a
hundred and thirty years old. Cyberspace is the "place" where a telephone
conversation appears to occur. Not inside your actual phone, the plastic
device on your desk. Not inside the other person's phone, in some other
city. The place between the phones. The indefinite place out there,
where the two of you, two human beings, actually meet and communicate.