The Cheshire Catalyst
Richard Cheshire is the pseudonym of "The Cheshire Catalyst", an internationally known phone phreak of the 1980's who published the TAP newsletter for phone phreaks and computer crackers during that era. He is currently looking for a Research Grant to visit the FCC Reading Room. This doument is: http://CheshireCatalyst.Com/idiots.html
AddendumThe week this issue of 2600 Magazine hit my PO Box, Pacific Bell started showing up in my directory. That summer, H2K2, the HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) Conference was held, and this article was the basis of my presentation. Two weeks later (about the time it takes for local change in a listing to reach the National Book where I and my 600 "best friends" lived, Verizon was in my directory. The best part, though, was a month or two after the conference when I got a call asking for a Police Station in a very small town. I was getting ready to give my usual "Not Found, and would you like the number for the local Sherrif's Department?" line - when up popped the number for the County Sherrif under the municipal listings. I can only imagine that this tip made it into a Police Magazine, and had been used in this town at least.