H2K (2000): "Keynote Address: Jello Biafra" (Download)
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 1:00 pm (Main Stage): Former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys Jello Biafra may appear to have little to do with the world of hackers. But all one has to do is look at the many injustices we've faced over the years and the ominous overtones of what lies ahead - more laws, more crackdowns, more global controls with little or no oversight, and plenty more prisons. There is no better spokesperson for the ongoing fight of the individual vs. the system than Jello. What we in the hacker world are going through extends far beyond the world of computers - the issues of free speech that we're engaged in will have an effect on people everywhere for a very long time to come. By the same token, we must remain aware of what's going on in the rest of the world or we won't see what's coming. We guarantee - Jello WILL wake you up. This is also the first time ever that a presidential candidate has addressed a hacker convention.