Let the Great World Spin: A Novel - Chapter 6, Etherwest Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Etherwest Summary

Chapter 6 introduces four new characters, Dennis, Gareth, Compton and Sam Peters "Kid." The four are computer programmers/hackers that work in California. The reader learns that Dennis is almost 30 and served two tours in Vietnam, Compton graduated from U.C. Davis, Gareth's been a programmer for ten years and Sam is 18, has been spending time at the institution since he was 12 and is the "best hacker" they have.

In this chapter, the four men are using a program they created- called the blue box program- that allows them to hack into computer systems and call pay phones around the world. Sam explains that this is something they all do when they want to escape the stress of doing other programming. He remembers talking to people in London, Australia and in the Shetland Islands. Sam remembers one case in particular when they...

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