Welcome to the new incarnation of 2600's website. In addition to a brand new
design, we've started an ambitious project to help keep our readers informed of
the latest developments on a number of fronts.
We've had a news section in the past - it was even prominent enough to get us
sued over its content. But we've always felt the potential was there to do much
more and that's what we're attempting to achieve here. We intend to frequently
post stories on a variety of topics, all of which should be of interest to those
in the hacker world, all of which will be addressed from the hacker perspective.
Whereas before we might have a single story every few days, we now hope to have
multiple stories each and every day, including weekends.
You will find our subject matter to be broader than what was found before on
these pages. We will still have all kinds of pieces on the latest goings-on at
2600 - word on the next HOPE conference, who's suing us this month, updates on
our film project - but we now plan on expanding into all kinds of other issues
that, while perhaps not directly affecting us, will be of interest and will
benefit from hacker analysis. Expect to see news on the latest legal
developments from all over the world, the use and abuse of technology
everywhere, the threats to free speech that seem to multiply daily, and the
overall stupidity that hackers worldwide are constantly uncovering. And of
course, we will also be reporting on the reporters themselves: when the media
attempts to cover the world of hackers, we will be there too to report on how
good or bad a job they did.
This is a very ambitious project for us but we felt we had to at least try.
There are fewer and fewer independent voices that haven't been swallowed up in
one form or another. Never have there been so many important issues that really
need to be examined. And there are very realistic reasons why what we're
attempting is next to impossible.
You will hopefully notice that no matter where you go on our site, we are
missing one very prominent feature that has become part of just about every
news site in existence. That is, of course, advertising. We have managed over
the years to keep advertising out of our magazine, off of our radio shows, out
of our conferences, and absent from our website. To most analysts, this is a
policy that can only hasten our demise. But we don't buy it. Our magazine is
kept alive solely by the people who purchase it, our radio show kept on the air
by listener contributors, our conferences are run on the dollars paid by
attendees, and this site can survive on the same people power. If you like what
you see here, you can support us by visiting our online store. It exists to keep
our online presence strong and free of any outside commercial influence.
One other very important way you can support us is to submit stories you'd like
to see us cover. You will see a link on the main page which will allow you to
send us anything from a URL to a full story. Remember that we have a somewhat
small staff so it won't be possible to respond personally to every item
submitted. We also should stress that we're not going to simply regurgitate
stories that are already prominently featured on other sites. While we may put
a link or two at the end of a story, the story that we print will come from us
- either facts that we have uncovered or opinions that we hold.
You can continue to send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org but please send
story submissions through the form accessible on the main page. We look forward
to applying the hacker perspective to the plethora of stories that are circulating.