As per Jargon File definition number seven of Hacker: “7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.”, I have performed a real world hack of the movie “WarGames.” Through the use of my knowledge of computer magazines, my sharp eyes, and other technical knowledge, I have overcome the limited amount of information available in the video content of WarGames and with complete certainty identified the exact name and issue number of the magazine read on screen by David L. Lightman in WarGames.
On seeing WarGames for the first time in the 1980s, I wondered which magazine it was. Later, after seeing it on TV and on VHS/DVD, the same question kept nagging at me. I believed that I would one day get to the bottom of this matter. I correctly assumed that the magazine was a real world magazine with a fake advertisement added to it. Through some effort and persistence I finally achieved my goal on 2013-02-24 at 5:30pm.
I present this here to describe what I did and to make this information publicly known. Others may have had the same question and I hope they appreciate knowing the answer. I also give thanks to the resources available on the net that enabled me to find the solution.
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