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Varley won the Hugo award for best novella in 1985 for this story. A Korean War vet finds that he has been living next door to one of the world's premier hackers. What did Charles Kluge get into that got him killed? Select an invention:

Display-Induced Epileptic Seizure - you looked, you looked
A computer program that flashes a computer display to induce an epileptic seizure in the user.

Generate New Phone Number
A software program that creates a new phone number for each call.

Interactive Suicide Note
A last message for the people you are leaving behind - that encourages their participation.

 

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