The winding, telephonic odyssey of Joybubbles, the original phone phreak

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Originally published in The Kernel, December 6, 2015.

When Joybubbles died in 2007, his New York Times obituary called him the “Peter Pan of phone hackers.” And that phrase neatly summed up his life: Born Joe Engressia Jr., through his restless and relentless exploration he’d become a seminal figure in the early culture of what came to be…

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Writer and editor seen around the web, including Vice, The Verge, Politico, The New Republic, Harper’s, and elsewhere. My clips: jessehicks.com

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