APPLE the world’s most valuable company has made a series of terrific products over the past couple of years, but there are some things that you do not know about the tech giant; like how John Draper, aCOMPUTER programmer and known hacker was working for Apple’s Steve Wozniak in the early days of the company. Draper was known for his morally dubiousACTIVITIES right from the start, and when he got located to Silicon Valley, that is when he really started to shine. Both Wozniak and Jobs were able to locate Draper through a friend of Wozniak. So what is Draper known for; phreaking. For those who are unaware of this term, phreaking is a term used to hack, but instead of hacking aCOMPUTER system, it involves hacking a phone line in order to make long distance and international calls absolutely free. Using his knowledge, Draper developed a blue box, which is an electronic device whose primary purpose was to make free calls. Before Apple existed, Wozniak and Jobs had formed a business that made and sold blue boxes. Both wunderkinds claimed that this is the product that was the foundation of Apple’s success. According to Steve Jobs, he states the […]
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