H2K2 (2002): "Keynote: Aaron McGruder" (Download)
Saturday, July 13, 2002: 1:00 pm (Area "A"): Just about everyone has at one time or another read the daily comic strip "The Boondocks." Not everyone has appreciated it. In fact, it's generated a share of controversy among the mainstream for its "alternative" views. In addition, McGruder has devoted space to hacker issues, most notably the DeCSS case - which was presented accurately for probably the first time in most of the papers his strip appears in. McGruder is one of those rare individuals with access to the mainstream who actually "gets" the technical issues. Needless to say, he has been targeted relentlessly by censors for daring to speak his mind. Sound familiar?