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The Telecom Digest for June 24, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 137 : "text" Format
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Re: End of Cable Bundle Inevitable, With or Without Aereo: CEO (Neal McLain)
Re: Excellent new book about Phone Phreaks (Charles Jackson)

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Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:16:22 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: End of Cable Bundle Inevitable, With or Without Aereo: CEO Message-ID: <4c268002-4489-40cb-86ba-5df88aef5333@googlegroups.com> On Friday, June 21, 2013 1:00:31 PM UTC-5, Garrett Wollman wrote: > That's the idea: the CATV operator (or DBS operator) is merely > providing a signal that the subscriber could receive already, so it > doesn't seem to me that the broadcaster is entitled to receive any > compensation as a result. Well, you'll have to be a mighty tough dictator to get the broadcasters to accept that idea! Neal McLain
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:54:52 -0400 From: Charles Jackson <clj@jacksons.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Excellent new book about Phone Phreaks Message-ID: <CANog7L6A2uQ=9cPVKxZTkj5cOfBOpDK2s=NeDkbvRaOv1HiC7Q@mail.gmail.com> On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:30:33 -0700, Lou Meiss <lmeiss@cox.net> wrote: > Here is an excellent new book that traces the history of Phone Phreaks. > It is well researched and well put together. > > "Exploding The Phone : The untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who > hacked Ma Bell", by Phil Lapsley. > > I am not involved with above book, just found it great reading. > > Look for it in your local library. > > - - > > Lou, WA6EPD > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > The book is available for about $15 from Amazon and other sites. I > haven't read it yet. > > The URL is > http://www.amazon.com/dp/080212061X > , but be sure to shop > around. Checking out Amazon is worth it just to see the other books > they recommend to go with it: titles such as "Top Secret Tourism". > > Amazon also lets you read the Foreword by Steve Wozniak. Re, "Exploding the Phone ..." Based on a quick look at the book's website and some materials there, this appears to be well-researched. It covers some of the early, pre-Captain Crunch, history that many accounts overlook. I think I will have to get a copy. Chuck
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