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"It's a Hacker Meeting, So Hide Your Phones."
Razor and Curious George showed up. Angstrom and
Tigerboy and Cameo came, Rebel and Master Chemist, and
the revered Emmanuel Goldstein. And there were dozens
more, the illicit apparatus for filching pay-phone calls
secreted deep in the pockets of shredded jeans, the
hand-held Newton minicomputers at the ready. It was a
time for all prudent people to hide their cellular
phones and guard their calling cards, and for those who
despise Nynex, Bell Atlantic and AT&T to rejoice.
Because the electronic virtuosos in the public lobby of
the Citicorp building at 53d Street and Lexington Avenue
were networking to share clever and highly illegal ways
of fooling the phone system and the corporate computer
guard dogs meant to keep them out.