Item #140945359 The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras). The Youth International Party, Yippies, Abbie Hoffman.
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)
The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)

The Youth International Party Line (15 Issues of the first hacker magazine with extras)

New York: YIPL, 1971.

A collection of 14 issues of the scarce very first hacker newsletter, The Youth International Party Line, including one under its second moniker TAP and two extra pieces of ephemera. Issues 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9-18. Issue 22 (as TAP) included, plus a "Letters to the Editor" sheet (pub. date unknown), and a handwritten sheet about a signaling system. Good+ overall condition, folded in thirds for mailing, some curling and edge wear, a few light stains and some marginal notations in ink.

Rare in commerce and institutional holdings, with no physical issues located in an OCLC WorldCat search.

What began as a project of the counterculture group Youth International Party (better known as yippies) documenting tactics for hacking payphones and placing free long distance calls quickly became a counter-institution for the nascent "phreaking" culture. With issue #21 the publication, under Al Bell, left the YIP, and changed its name to TAP, which initially stood for Technological American Party, later for the more staid-sounding Technological Assistance Program. As the political focus of TAP waned the beginnings of hacker culture were emerging. By the end of its run in 1984, personal computers were becoming increasingly affordable and hacking was a bona fide cultural phenomenon. A lot happened in computers and popular culture in the '70s, and this 'zine was there at the vanguard the whole time. Item #140945359

Price: $7,500.00