Volume 1 of The Hacker Digest takes you back to the very beginning of 2600 Magazine. In those first days back in 1984, the publication sought to find a footing, both in the publishing and hacking worlds. It didn't take too long. The first letters to the editor came in almost immediately. Articles ranged from the military computer network to the breakup of the Bell System. It was a fascinating time to start putting out a journal on technology because the revolution was just about to begin. The format at the time was that of a monthly newsletter: three sheets of paper with loose-leaf holes punched in them for the convenience of readers. Here, it's reformatted into an actual book, complete with explanations of the covers and various other features. Every character has been proofread (typos have been preserved) and many of the articles have stood the test of time and are quite applicable today. Most every telephone number printed, however, has likely changed.