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Early 1980s hacker stereotype

by Critical Commons Manager

Hollywood's image of the teenage hacker started off innocently enough with Matthew Broderick's character in WarGames, even though his online exploits prove to be both illegal and dangerous. This scene is among the earliest of Hollywood's many associations between gaming and illegal computer hacking.

WarGames and Dialing-In

The state of the art in home network interfaces (and geek seduction) circa 1983: a phone modem and automatic dialer

from WarGames (1983)
Creator: John Badham
Distributor: MGM
Posted by Jason Lipshin