Author "Flack" to promote book at Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention
(ECCC) on Saturday, September 30th.

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2006 -- CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc), a
prominent group of technology activists and inspiring thought leaders, proudly
announces the release of _Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie_, authored
by cDc Ninja Strike Force member Rob "Flack" O'Hara.

Flack will be on hand at the inaugural Emergency Chicagoland Commodore
Convention (ECCC) on September 30th at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago
Lombard to sell and autograph copies of the book.  The book is also available
online at:

Long before the World Wide Web and high-speed Internet arrived, computer-based
Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) ruled the land.  This book is a tribute to
those times, when "high speed access" meant 1200 baud and 5 1/4" floppies were

Jason Scott, director of the film _BBS: The Documentary_, says, "I'm always
seeking out people to tell their stories from a personal perspective, or at
least take a good shot at putting together the human side of the whole BBS
era for the sake of those who missed it.  If I'm lucky, I stumble upon a few
sites where people do a great job of cobbling together what they didn't throw
out from their teenage years.  I might even find an extended story out on a 
website, spanning multiple pages. But with Rob O'Hara's book, I believe we
have the world's first BBS memoir."

Commodork contains stories about warez, hacking, and general debauchery.
Before the "World Wide Web," there was the "Wild, Wild West."  Retro-computer
fans will relate to the tales contained within.  And those too young to
remember the BBS days will wish they had been there after reading this book.

Founded in Lubbock, TX, CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) is the most influential
hacking group in the world.  The cDc alumni list reads like a Who's Who of
hacking and includes a former Presidential advisor on Internet security,
among others.  The group is further distinguished by publishing the longest
running e-zine on the Internet (est. 1984), stretching the limits of the First
Amendment, and fighting anyone or any government that aspires to limit free