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Jaruzel · 2019-12-02 · Original thread
I had a copy of the 1st edition paperback when it came out[1], I was in my teens at the time. Some of the phone numbers in the book actually still worked, and connected to various services like early online banking. As someone with a Prestel account as well, the whole 'hacking Prestel' thing was quite interesting.

Years later I realised I'd lost my original copy, so replaced it with exactly the same edition, mainly for nostalgia reasons. It's still a fun read if you want an insight into early dial-up stuff - it's got a lot of technical stuff in it too about how all the hardware worked.



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