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

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From: Ray Cromwell <rjc@clark.net>
To: steven@echonyc.com (Steven Levy)
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UTC Datetime: 1995-09-17 02:18:16 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 16 Sep 95 19:18:16 PDT

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From: Ray Cromwell <rjc@clark.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 95 19:18:16 PDT
To: steven@echonyc.com (Steven Levy)
Subject: Re: "Hackers"-- brief review and anecdote...
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> >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"