On 2/1/2013 10:03 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org
> 1. Slightly OT: Exploding The Phone
> Posted by: "Phil Lapsley" phil_cwc@... plapsley2
> Date: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:13 am ((PST))
> I hope you all will excuse the slightly off-topic and self-promotional nature of this posting but I think it will be of interest to many folks here.
> My book, Exploding The Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell,
It's interesting that your web site talks about "blind teenagers"
hacking the system. When I was in the Air Force Geeia group I was sent
to Bolling AFB to do a SXS addition. I met a blind central office tech
there who was amazing. He taught me how to adjust a SXS switch rotary
pawl without gauges. He told me that he new a blind kid that asked a
lot of questions about telephone technology and new that he was
attempting to hack the phone system. He warned him, but the kid kept
experimenting and I believe he was on of the teenagers who got caught.
I think the blind switchman was named Horowitz. I have an article
somewhere from Telephony magazine that told about him.