The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It was twenty years ago today, that Crash Override taught us to HACK THE PLANET!

It’s the 20th anniversary of “Hackers,” one of only a handful of movies in the cybersecurity film canon. It occupies a strange place in an information security community that doesn’t traditionally suffer technical inaccuracy — “Hackers” is both beloved and technologically ridiculous. Two decades after characters Crash Override went swimming with Acid Burn, we’ve asked actual hackers, engineers, social critics, filmmakers, and even “Hackers” director Iain Softley to reflect on the movie’s influence and lasting appeal.

Via Hacker News, ‘Hackers’ at 20:

When I first saw the headline, I thought Wait? Isn't Hackers closer to thirty years old now?

But no, this isn't about the book, but the movie “Hackers,” the cheesy 90s movie staring Jonny Lee Miller and a pre-Brad Pit Angelina Jolie teaching us all to “HACK THE PLANET!!!111111!!!!!” I'll admit, it's always been a guilty pleasure of mine.

But really? Twenty years? It can't be! I remember seeing this in the theater! No way it was twenty years ago.

Now, where did I put my onion?

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