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March 2, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Scott Lewis calls himself an "infomaniac." In 1975, when he was 17, he built a personal computer from the first available Altair kits. He became a "hacker" and served as a consultant to "WarGames," a 1983 film about a teen-age computer nerd who nearly triggers a nuclear war. Today, the 35-year-old Lewis cruises the Internet, the global electronic supernetwork known simply as "the Net" that links 20,000 computer networks and boasts 20 million users.
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March 2, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Scott Lewis calls himself an "infomaniac." In 1975, when he was 17, he built a personal computer from the first available Altair kits. He became a "hacker" and served as a consultant to "WarGames," a 1983 film about a teen-age computer nerd who nearly triggers a nuclear war. Today, the 35-year-old Lewis cruises the Internet, the global electronic supernetwork known simply as "the Net" that links 20,000 computer networks and boasts 20 million users.
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