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Today, both Cap’n Crunch whistles and blue boxes are historical...
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Today, both Cap’n Crunch whistles and blue boxes are historical objects. A collection of the whistles are displayed at the Telephone Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, while the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, has one of Wozniak’s handmade blue boxes. Though thousands of miles apart, both physically and technologically, they’re reminders of the connections between hacking, computing, and cereal.

(via Early Hackers Used Whistles From Cap’n Crunch Cereal Boxes - Gastro Obscura)

Funny to think of phreaks as historical figures. This story leaves out Kevin Mitnik’s saga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick. Though he went on to all kinds of bigger hacks, Kevin started with the whistle and phone phreaking. Those were the days…

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