Judith Milhon: Hacking on the edges of polite computing society

Judith Behling police photo, Montgomery Police Department, 1965. Courtesy Alabama Department of Archives and History. (Individuals Active in Civil Disturbances, Vol. 1.)
Programmer’s Primer for FORTRAN: Automatic Coding System for the IBM 704. (Courtesy of the Computer History Museum)
Community Memory terminal in Leopold’s Records, Berkeley, California (1974). This was one of two early terminals used during the Community Memory trial program in 1973–74. Courtesy Computer History Museum.

The magazine editors described their content mashup as “a tale of early digital culture, drugs, sex, surrealism, gonzo anthropology, death, digital culture, media hype, conspiracy paranoia, celebrities, transhumanism, irresponsible journalism, appropriation, hackers, pranks, theft, fun and desktop publishing.”

Issue #2 of Mondo 2000 (Summer 1990). Photo and cover design by Bart Nagel. (Used with permission of Bart Nagel)
The Cyberpunk Handbook, by Ken Goffman, Judith Milhon, and Bart Nagel. Courtesy Random House.

“If you’re a grrrl, you can wear anything you want to, because you’re there to defend it… NOTHING is more attractive than a fierce, blazing, ninja-type grrrl right now, and if she knows UNIX or phone-freeking, the world is hers. Hrrrs.”



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