I thought I’d post a documentary since I havent added any for a while and one I watched a few weeks ago stood out for me. Have you ever wondered how hacking came about? No? Well I cant say I did either but I will say I thought it was something that was unique to computers. Actually I cant say I really thought about it all that much but when I found this video I was fascinated by the whole story.
It seems hacking has been around for ages – in 1878 Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone company hired teenage boys to work the switchboards and he quickly realized his mistake. Not only were the boys rude to customers they also disconnected lines during calls and they crossed wires so callers found themselves talking to strangers. And this is considered by many to be the first form of hacking but I wouldnt mind betting if you look far back enough you could probably find teenage hackers in ancient times!