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@Jon - Thank you, and yes, it has been an interesting journey, as is John's life in general. Hope you enjoy the book!
Really happy this backing was successful. Was sorry to hear about John's recent trouble but doesn't change the fact that I'm interested to hear his story. Fascinating character.
@Jacob Riggan - Thank you so much. Enjoy the book! :)
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@Macburns - Thank you. The book is finished and with the last editor, but yes, we sure did! :)
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Yesss, i'm so happy. hope we could help you enough. Can't wait to read the book too :-))
Make your Project with Knowledge and Heart, So we all can Enjoy your Pioneer Life.
Can't wait to read the book from the great legend!
you have been a inspiration for many generations of the hacker community.
@Larry: You had to get in early for that one. Thank you!
My first kickstarter and I made the BLUEBOX CLUB!! I'm looking forward to the book and the Anonabox. I'm also hoping we get the next stretch goal!
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@david foley: Thank you. John has been an inspiration to many. It's been an amazing experience working on this project with him!
@ersto: Thank you too! The Blue Box level sold out in a day... we should have known :)
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@wayne: yes! It's actually an ebook. our bad.
@kelly: I'm afraid not as they were produced super exclusively by our friends at anonabox, and simply put - there are no more.
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Any chance of another batch of blue boxes? I would gladly up my pledge for one :)
You are a pioneer and genius. I wish could afford to pledge more, but I am happy to have at least helped. I am still inspired by your story and your approach. The ages will not forget you. Hacker love.
Having first heard about Captain Crunch as a 14 year old in the 70’s, that started a life long hobby of building small circuits, although I was never a successful phone phreak, I still enjoy the hobby you inspired me to take up.
Thank you for that, and thank you for bringing this book to us, glad I got the 199 level before they sold out.
Looking forward to that 2600 hz whistle, that tone always brings back fond memories.
Any chance of the ebook being released as an epub/mobi rather than just a PDF so we can have scalable fonts and reflowing text?
Well, I've always been fascinated by this part of computing and telephony history, so I gotta get in on it. And to think it all started for me from a little zip file I found on my local BBS called "phreak.zip" which contained tons of materials about phone phreaking. (Not that it mattered, since none of the stuff worked anymore, but it was still a fascinating set of text files that was just plain interesting reading). And yes, someone typed up "Secrets of the Little Blue Box" in that collection as well.
And we must never forget, one of Jobs' and Wozniak's first product they sold was a Blue Box. Apparently a very nice blue box, at that.
At the $199 level, the “blue Anonabox” is listed. I’m assuming there is just one model of blue Anonabox, and that’s the “pro” model. Since the little details matter, you might want to make that a tad clearer. I’m running with my assumption though, and have already pledged at that level. I read the book “Hackers—Heroes of the Computer Revolution” many years ago, and I look forward to learning more about the great Captain Crunch. :)
Learn to code.
Its a cewl thing, over 10000 $ we did it ;-)
im so happy to can help. Mr. Draper you are so cool , great Genius
i look forward too for the holy book , can't wait ;-) greets
You have lived such an interesting life. And I look forward to reading the book!
I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have been waiting a long time for this. The movie will be awesome!!!
As the first backer (with a pledge of $26.00) I request that this (1. backer) be included as a personalized message when you sign the book :-D