Biz06252600Coversmall Cmyk.Jpg The St. Petersburg Times has a Hacking history article. Weird. Hacking has been around for more than a century. In the 1870s, several teenagers were flung off the country’s brand new phone system by enraged authorities. Here’s a peek at how busy hackers have been in the past 35 years. I’d say hacking has been part of our culture since there were humans around. Link.