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Susan Rambo
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Susan Rambo   8/4/2013 6:24:06 PM
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Interesting that the Blinkie Chicks on Twitter picked up this story about "The Blind Hacker Who Inspired Apple." Their Twitter page says:

We're four legally blind women who are dedicated to integrating the blind & sighted communities through presentations & digital media.

They also linked to this story: "OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)" 


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Re: Apple connection?
vharihar   8/2/2013 5:52:14 AM
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Awesome!

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Re: Steve & Woz thieves?
Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 2:11:49 PM
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@coociejar: The Apple logo says it all.  The apple that Eve took a byte off.  Who is the serpent supposed to be?

It's funny how different people can read different things into ... well ... things. I always took the Apple Logo to mean "An Apple a day is good for you" :-)

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 2:09:17 PM
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@Susan: And... speaking of "Masked Men" ... did you ever see my column The Lone Ranger and Tonto go camping...

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 2:05:35 PM
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@Susan: Woz is: "a surprise visitor..."

Did you ever see my blog Who Woz That Masked Man? in which I met the Wos (and vice versa, of course). The strange thing was that he and Jobs were always billed as "hippies," but he was in a suite and I was in my usual garb...

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Top Hackers
Susan Rambo   8/1/2013 1:54:02 PM
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This article Black hat down: What happened to the world's most famous hackers? is worth a read. Woz is: "a surprise visitor to this list of black hat hackers turned white."

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Re: Steve & Woz thieves?
Susan Rambo   8/1/2013 1:37:02 PM
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Wow. Woz et al., committed the original sin? If we want to go back really far, we can say the Europeans stole North America from the Native Americans. So all these corporations (like the phone company) are really just a party to that original sin and therefore thieves.

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Re: Steve & Woz thieves?
Caleb Kraft   8/1/2013 12:22:11 PM
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The reason I can feel ok celebrating them(phreakers) is that, at that point in time it was simply exploration, they were pioneers! Since then, we've come up with better ways of exploring these things that are more ethical. Just look at the things going on at blackhat conferences. We now have entire industries built around penetration testing and hacking.

As far as business leaders using other people's ideas, well that happens. Sometimes it is the implementation of the idea that really makes a difference. However, you're spot on with the complaint about the apple lawyers.



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Steve & Woz thieves?
cookiejar   8/1/2013 12:07:17 PM
No matter how you slice it, Steve and Woz look like the brains and leaders of a pack of thieves, as illustrated in their first blue box business venture.  What is the difference between their blue boxes and a lock pick from an ethical standpoint? 

 The definition of a thief is someone who bypasses what security there is and takes something of value.  Just because it's high-tech is no excuse.  Why does our society accept white collar crime compared to blue collar crime, despite the damage that white collar crime does is far greater?  Just look at the financial meltdown.

Once a thief always a thief.  Apple went on to lift the technology of the MacIntosh from Xerox etc. etc.  Steve even bragged about not inventing anything - he just took what he needed and attacked all competitors with his team of lawyers.

The Apple logo says it all.  The apple that Eve took a byte off.  Who is the serpent supposed to be?

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Why hackers inspire us
junko.yoshida   8/1/2013 8:42:15 AM
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It's interesting to see how stories about hackers inspire a lot of us. 

While some of us might be dismayed by the law-breaking nature of certain hacking, others are definitely cheering for hackers -- really smart, but not exactly the mainstream engineers -- to win. It's the ultimate underdog story we have all come to love. 

 

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