War Games For Real!
When the early beginnings of personal computers began to find themselves landing in homes across the country, several individuals began to tinker with how they work.
They asked themselves questions such as "Why This" and "Why That" and eventually they got answers. Answers many of us will never know, even with all of today's advances.
Neal Patrick was one such inquisitive mind that dared to test the limits of what doors his computer could open. But, Neal wasn't the only pimple-faced kid opening doors...
Neal Patrick and several of his key-stroking buddies formed a group called "The 414s" and together they made the idea of War Games a reality.
This 15 minute documentary tells of how their late night ingenuity and zest for exploration landed them in some serious hot water with the F.B.I.
Now, when we look at Hackers today, it's hard not to notice that they are more sophisticated and ultimately gifted with a deeper understanding of computer technology than the teens had in this documentary.
All one has to do is go to google and type in hacker attacks and there will be more than enough information to open your eyes.
What Neal and his 414 gang did back in the early 80's is make the world pause and reevaluate the destructive/constructive power sitting in homes across the country.
Without people like Neal and The 414, we wouldn't be half as far as we our with computer security and/or encryption software.
And with that said, if hacking computers is your thing, give "The 414s" a spin by clicking Neal's adorable mug above.
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