Amsterdam: Hack-Tic, 1989-93. 8vo, each issue saddle-stapled in wraps. With 2 posters. 23 issues in 15 fascicules [of 16 published].
A nearly complete run, lacking only the last double number, of the first hacker zine published in Amsterdam. It includes the very rare first number, distributed in an edition of about 50 copies. The zine was inspired by the 1988 visit of several members of Hamburg's Chaos Computer Club to the Paradiso in Amsterdam. The first issue was published early in 1989, and that year Gonggrijp, Caroline Nevejan and Patrice Riemans hosted the Galactic Hacker Party at the Paradiso.
Hack-tic continued until 1993, when it hosted the Hacking at the End of the Universe happening. For four years and 25 numbers, the zine became one of the most influential hacking zines in Europe. The zine would eventually lead to the formation of the Hacktic Network, which became the ISP XSFALL. Though the zine ceased in 1993, the Hack-Tic group still organizes prominent hacker conventions.
Rare and important. OCLC locates only 5 holdings worldwide, only one of which is in the US (The Ransom). Item #30535