Steve Jobs, Phone Phreaker

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One of the most heartfelt—and unexpected—remembrances of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last month at the age of 26, came from Yale professor Edward Tufte.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I’ve read about these kinds of tech antics, and always envied them. I think it’s because if I had more exposure, know-how and support as a girl doing it, I would’ve been doing stuff like this too. I always loved fiddling with stuff like this, but I think in the long run, I wouldn’t have been a "phreaker" simply because I’m too much of a "goody-two-shoes" and afraid of being caught and getting into trouble. But I have to admit, I truly admire those who have the mad skills to do this sort of thing. This is a really good article for the tech geeks out there. 


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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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