Hackers in hot rods

Janelle Brown talks about Silicon Valley's drag-racing geeks and Damien Cave discusses online pornographers with image problems.

Published February 9, 2001 9:39PM (EST)

Each week, Salon Technology's writers discuss the latest news in high tech. This week Janelle Brown talks about geeks who enjoy illicit drag-racing on the back streets of Silicon Valley and Damien Cave discusses online pornographers trying to improve their image by donating to children's hospitals.

Technology reporters from Salon appear weekly on "Beyond Computers," a Public Radio International show that airs on more than 200 stations around the country. The show explores the pervasive influence of technology on humanity -- from family, beauty and art to law, politics and the environment. On the show, our writers give their opinionated takes on the biggest technology stories of the week.

By Janelle Brown

Janelle Brown is a contributing writer for Salon.

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By Damien Cave

Damien Cave is an associate editor at Rolling Stone and a contributing writer at Salon.

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