Unusual Magazines Tap

About the unusual magazine Tap, information on subscriptions, subjects, and samples.



Subscription: Bimonthly; $5 per year bulk, $7 first-class; Room 603, 147 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; circulation 2,000.

Subject Matter: Tap is a newsletter for the exchange of antisystem technical information. Includes information on ways to rip off Ma Bell, Con Ed, and other utilities; also material on lockpicking, getting your money's worth from vending machines, phoney ID schemes, phone phreaking, TWX (teletype) and computer phreaking.

Sample Material: "A meeting of phone phreaks, fancying themselves as `Communications Hobbyists,' met on a quiet afternoon in January in the Los Angeles area to discuss the future of access to the telephone network by the hobbyists (phreaks). Speakers sent from as far as the Midwest and the East Coast to attend the gathering...Captain Centrex, a Midwest-based phone phreak, hosted the conference. He discussed new Pell switching computers which are putting the phreaks out of the `free fones' arena of calling around the world for a dime (and getting the dime back)."

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