Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hacking into the iphone

I woke up this morning to the news of an iPhone hacker on the local news. Supposedly, he spent over 500 hours working on this project in which he had to use a soldering iron to disassemble the iPhone. His point was to make the iPhone available to other cell service providers. His question...Why should AT&T get sole use of this technology?

This era of techno-relevance is mind boggling to say the least. To think...there are teenagers out there that are self-taught prodigies when it comes to the intricacies of these tech tools. This mere 17 year old decided to use his skills to hack into the newest gadget on the market. These types of ideas happen every day I am sure, but this is national news now. It took him the same amount of time that it took 5 trained hacks to do the same thing to the iphone.

Does this 17 year old need college?

1 comment:

Cathy Nelson said...

Ah woody we all knew that someone who do the hack--especially after the iphone used one service. I'm surprised it took this long. Now as far as him needing college. nah, I figure someone (possibly even apple) will swoop him into the fold sans degree. He has demonstrated an ability many want.

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