29 years ago today, Steve Jackson games was raided by the US Secret service. A company that published RPG books about a fictional universe with hackers in it was enough to have the owner of the company arrested & all their assets seized at gunpoint. That's how almost as far the moral panic about hackers, post 'wargames' went without organized resistance.


@jeffcliff this may sound like a shitpost but it actually happened. this event sparked the creation of the EFF


@io @jeffcliff wait whoa whoa, is THIS why GURPS Cyberpunk credits the secret service? I never knew about this connection.

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