Party Lines. «Phone phreaking» and the cultural history of hacking (1971-1984).

Author/s Federico Mazzini
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/103
Language Italian Pages 23 P. 47-69 File size 171 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2018-103003
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What we know about the history of hacking comes mostly from sociological and anthropological studies or journalists’ and hackers’ chronicles. Through the reading of Yipl/Tap, a newsletter published between 1971 and 1984, and the analysis of «phone phreaks» (phone enthusiasts) representations and practices, the author intends to prove how present-day hacker cultures can be better understood from a long-term genealogical perspective and by linking them to other ‘technical cultures’ in the 20th century.

Keywords: Hacking, Yippies, Cultural History, Phone Phreaks, Digital Culture, Counterculture

Federico Mazzini, Linee condivise. Il «phone phreaking» e la storia culturale dell’hacking (1971-1984) in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 103/2018, pp 47-69, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2018-103003