The KGB, the Computer, and Me

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Mon Dec 28 09:42:47 CST 2015

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 4:45 AM, Rod Smallwood
<rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:
> Hi
> Anybody who has not seen this film (The KGB, the Computer, and Me)
> its worth a look. 1980's DEC systems everywhere, LSI terminals, HP kit,
> Tape drives in action and apart from the Mac no Windows anywhere.
> I think LBL must have bought one of everything.
> The story (true) is not bad either.
> I now expect to get a long list of weveseenits.

Seen it and can recommend.  I also have the book.

My (utterly tenuous) tie-in with the events is that one of our
COMBOARD customers was impacted by the hacker's bouncing around
Tymenet and they changed how we had to log into their system to
diagnose and fix our product on their machines.  I asked why, they
said it was "that damn hacker and that damn book!"


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