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The biographical adventure of John Draper (Captain Crunch). Legendary Internet pioneer; notorious 'Phone Phreak'; privacy advocate.
The biographical adventure of John Draper (Captain Crunch). Legendary Internet pioneer; notorious 'Phone Phreak'; privacy advocate.
The biographical adventure of John Draper (Captain Crunch). Legendary Internet pioneer; notorious 'Phone Phreak'; privacy advocate.
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    1. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator 5 days ago

      @Jon - Thank you, and yes, it has been an interesting journey, as is John's life in general. Hope you enjoy the book!

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      Jon 5 days ago

      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.

    3. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator 6 days ago

      @Jacob Riggan - Thank you so much. Enjoy the book! :)

    4. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator 6 days ago

      @Paulo Ferreira - Thank you so much. Enjoy the book! :)

    5. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator 6 days ago

      @Macburns - Thank you. The book is finished and with the last editor, but yes, we sure did! :)

    6. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator 6 days ago

      @Mueller - Thank you. We really hope you enjoy the book! :)

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      Mueller 6 days ago

      Yesss, i'm so happy. hope we could help you enough. Can't wait to read the book too :-))

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      Macburns 6 days ago

      Make your Project with Knowledge and Heart, So we all can Enjoy your Pioneer Life.

    9. Paulo Ferreira 7 days ago

      Can't wait to read the book from the great legend!

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      Jacob Riggan 7 days ago

      John,
      you have been a inspiration for many generations of the hacker community.

    11. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator on November 15

      @Larry: You had to get in early for that one. Thank you!

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      Larry Graham on November 14

      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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      Arvin Berrios on November 6

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    14. John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser Creator on November 2

      @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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      Arvin berrios on November 2

      Kickstarter does not guarantee projects or investigate a creator's ability to complete their project. On Kickstarter, backers (you!) ultimately decide the validity and worthiness of a project by whether they decide to fund it.

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      Allie Rose` Collaborator on November 2

      @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.

      We are always available for questions and comments as suggested!!

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      Arvin Berrios (deleted) on November 1

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      Arvin Berrios (deleted) on November 1

      Can Kickstarter refund the money if a project is unable to fulfill?

      No, Kickstarter doesn't issue refunds. Transactions are between backers and creators directly. Creators receive all funds (less fees) soon after their campaign ends

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      Arvin Berrios (deleted) on November 1

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      Arvin Berrios (deleted) on November 1

      Kickstarter Basics: Accountability

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      Kickstarter does not guarantee projects or investigate a creator's ability to complete their project. On Kickstarter, backers (you!) ultimately decide the validity and worthiness of a project by whether they decide to fund it.

    21. Kelly Luck
      Superbacker
      on October 31

      Any chance of another batch of blue boxes? I would gladly up my pledge for one :)

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      David Foley on October 29

      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.

    23. ErstO
      Superbacker
      on October 29

      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.

    24. Wayne West on October 29

      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?

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      Worf on October 29

      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.

    26. Chris Innanen on October 29

      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. :)

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      Arvin Berrios (deleted) on October 28

      WOZ-U.com
      Learn to code.

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      Mueller on October 28

      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

    29. David Rysz / H0logram on October 27

      You have lived such an interesting life. And I look forward to reading the book!

    30. Kent Simon on October 21

      I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have been waiting a long time for this. The movie will be awesome!!!

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      stein on October 21

      Great project.
      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