[vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Fri Mar 15 13:21:24 EDT 2019


Not trying to get into politics but from the histoical "okay that is 
crazy..."

It just hit the naws that one of the guys running for president who has 
been a politician for a while (Beto O'Rourke) was actually a member of 
cDc, Cult of the Dead Cow. This was a legendary "hacking" group that used 
to release a lot of t-files. He ran a BBS apparently. cDc held back this 
knowledge for a while so as to not interfere with his career but he went 
public with it. A book about cDc is supposed to come out.

A whole lot of people that are not familiar with the old school hacking 
social groups and BBSes and all of that could potentially start to hear 
about it depending on how far the guy gets in politics. Could bring a lot 
of attention to 80s/90s computing and the community around it all.

 			- Ethan





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