29 Jul '13, 10pm

The Blind Hacker Who Inspired Apple - EE Times #hACKER

This is the story of a brilliant, highly skilled young man's journey that spawned an entire new industry of engineers and arguably was the true seed inspiring the creation of Apple. In 1968, a young man by the name of Jo was kicked out of his university, investigated by the FBI, and nearly went to prison all because he had developed an unusual skill. He had discovered how to make free long-distance calls simply by using his voice and whistling various tones and clicks into the receiver. That skill earned him the nickname the Whistler but got him into trouble with the FBI. After Jo's arrest, the news media exploded with stories of this young man's ability to manipulate the cryptic phone to do his bidding. Jo's popularity grew as articles were written and interviews conducted. He even appeared as a guest on various radio stations. Living alone in a cheap apartment, unemploye...

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