As civil unrest sweeps the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, hacktivist group Anonymous has emerged from a years-long hiatus. On Thursday, a video addressing the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) was posted to the Anonymous Facebook page.
Diving deep into Bell Labs’ history, Jon Gertner’s book, The Idea Factory, explores the origins of some of the twentieth century’s most important inventions and inventors, telling a story of a small group of career engineers who overcame challenges with innovative solutions. Here was the cradle of communication.
“We can’t stop copying on the internet because the internet is a copying machine. Literally.” — Cory Doctorow