An older article, sure, but I came across it while doing my usual random surfing of Mental Floss and I found the presentation by Jason Scott to be pretty engrossing. For those of us who used to hang out on local BBSs via 2400 baud modems, this is a great trip down memory lane. Basically it’s a video of Jason giving a talk at a computer convention, delivering an entertaining hour-long history of various software pirate groups and how it evolved into what it became today. Sadly he only really gets rolling just before he runs out of time, but I’d love to see a full-length talk from the guy on the subject, because he turns a potentially dry subject into a humorous conversational chat. It’s great stuff.