Most founding members of progsoc know real-life hacking stories that are
much more interesting than anything you can find in print - which is
not a good medium for reading about hacker culture, being the ephemeral
and amorphous thing it is. Try comp.risks instead.
Clifford Stoll might not be a good beginners' source, since his current
views on hacking and the Internet are very unromantic and bleak (but
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