Monday, January 27, 2003

Notorious hacker Kevin Mitnick had never actually surfed the internet because he was arrested in 1995, and banned by the federal government from using computers until 2003. Now that the ban has expired, he was introduced to websurfing by Steve Wozniak (formerly of Apple) and Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of 2600. According to the article, "'Don't be freaked out by advertising,'' Goldstein told Mitnick. 'It's everywhere. So is pornography.' Mitnick looked dazed by the concept of a pop-up ad." (Via Obscure Store.)