1995-09-17 - Re: “Hackers”– brief review and anecdote…

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From: Brian Davis <bdavis@thepoint.net>
To: Ray Cromwell <rjc@clark.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1995-09-17 20:53:27 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 17 Sep 95 13:53:27 PDT

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From: Brian Davis <bdavis@thepoint.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 95 13:53:27 PDT
To: Ray Cromwell <rjc@clark.net>
Subject: Re: "Hackers"-- brief review and anecdote...
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On Sat, 16 Sep 1995, Ray Cromwell wrote:

> > 
> > >I saw "Hackers" yesterday. It's not bad and its political sensibility is
> > >very cyberpunk. The ad campaign even uses the tag line, "Their only crime
> > >is curiosity." 
> > 
> > It may not be a crime, but it's not nice to steal a title.
>  I think there's a high probability of someone independently inventing
> the title "hackers" for this movie rather than steal it. It's not
> very original. Besides, the content of your book has very little
> to do with this movie. The movie would be more appropriately
> titled "crackers" or "phreakers"
> -Ray

Or maybe Bruce Sterling should object.