2600 Magazine is the world's foremost journal on computer hacking and technological manipulation and control. Published by hackers since 1984, 2600 is a true window into the minds of some of today's most creative and intelligent people. The de facto voice of a new generation, this publication has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing digital landscape. Available for the first time in a digital edition, 2600 continues to bring unique voices to an ever growing international community interested in privacy issues, computer security, and the digital underground.
Previously quarterly editions cost £2.54 now all of a sudden this summers edition has had it's price hiked up to £3.94 thats a price rise of well over 50%!! Also I am confused that the subscription rate (monthly) is only 99p this means that prior to this edition people who bought the quarterly edition outright actually made a saving over the subscription rate (i.e. 3 months = a Quarter so 3 x 99p = £2.97 and £2.97 - £2.54 = a saving of 43p). Now if you buy the quarterly edition outright you will be paying approx £1 more than the subscription rate would have cost over those 3 months. This is inconsistent and confusing and I think subscribers\purchasers should be told in clear terms why this change has suddenly appeared and if this will affect future subscription rates or not. As for the content I have no quibbles - this level of informative material is hard to find in the run of the mill computer magazines.
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5.0 out of 5 starsInformative and Highly Relevant5 April 2013
By Boondoklife - Published on Amazon.com
I have been reading 2600 for years and this digital format is a highly anticipated face lift. The articles cover a wide range in the tech and social engineering fields, well worth the time to read!
5.0 out of 5 stars2600 is always good for some fun reading.9 Feb 2013
By nobody - Published on Amazon.com
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2600 is a must-have for hackers, scientists, tinkerers, computer nerds, techno geeks, engineers, and so on -- and it makes a great gift if you know anyone that fits any of these profiles.
5.0 out of 5 starsVery Addictive19 Sep 2012
By G. Kremer - Published on Amazon.com
I have to admit that when I first ordered this magazine I had no idea what it was about. My first thought was it's free for 30 days so I have 30 days to decide whether I really want to subscribe. I was hooked after just taking a glimpse at the table of contents. The first night i was up until past midnight reading it. Disclaimer, I'm not a hacker or even someone who is very technical. For me, jail breaking my iPad was hugely satisfying and liberating and I felt like a superstar. If you read my other reviews you'll see that I often write reviews on crafts and shoes and clothes - typical girl stuff. For a magazine to capture my interest to this degree is unusual. The articles are all very well written and an eye opener to the lay person. I have already placed my order for back issues and can't wait for the next issue in October. Downside is that there are only 4 issues a year.