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The Best of 2600, by Emmanuel Goldstein

2600 How often can you say that a recently-published book was "24 years in the making?"  That's the case with The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey. For anyone not familiar with it, 2600 is the quarterly magazine for hackers.  Emmanuel Goldstein launched 2600 way back in 1984 and it's been a hacker favorite ever since.  Although 2600's website has an archive page, there's never been an effective way to access all the "greatest hits" of the past 24 years...till now.

The book is split into three parts covering the '80's, '90's as well as "2000 and Beyond", so it offers a rich and colorful history of hacking's evolution.  To be honest, it came in much larger than we originally envisioned (800+ pages).  We also decided to go hardcover (rather than softcover) in the hopes that it will last longer as a frequently used reference on every hacker's bookshelf.  An advance copy just hit my desk this morning, so look for it in stores in about a week or so.


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