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While Groucho’s statement was coined as a humorous quote it does highlight a fact that all men realize at some level at some point in their lives.

Whether they be your mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives or daughters, women do have a strong influence in shaping the lives of most successful men.

Once you made a long distance call, you could use the box to enter operator mode, then use it to route your call as you wanted and to wherever you wanted, all for free and extremely difficult to trace, making blue boxes a popular item amongst various criminal elements.

Experiences like that taught us the power of ideas.

The power of understanding that if you could build this box, you could control 100’s of billions of dollars around the world, that’s a powerful thing.

And you know, you rapidly run out of people you want to call.

But it was the magic that two teenagers could build this box for $100 worth of parts and control 100’s of billions of dollars of infrastructure in the entire telephone network in the whole world…

Draper claims he once successfully prank called President Nixon using his own blue box.

Since the mid-1990s, blue boxes no longer work in most countries as phone systems throughout the world have been revamped using a digital system and no longer use the in-band signaling that the blue box exploited.

If we wouldn’t have made blue boxes, there would have been no Apple.

The two stopped making the boxes after they were nearly caught by the police.

Despite giving up on the venture, they reportedly made about 00 selling the blue boxes and Wozniak claims he once was able to prank call the Pope, posing as Henry Kissinger.

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