Society is changing to interact less in person, and more via electronics
Tell me more about this electronic breeding you are suggesting?
Austism as an evolutionary step? Not likely, but todays society is more likely to allow autistic people to survive and to cope and even to breed than past ones.
ps: if only autism did mean 'good at math!' - our's takes too many short cuts and struggles where she should succeed. She's great at sport trivia though!
ps further: and a bit later on I see that sOnicfreak seems to have also worked out this electronic breeding! I think that's what he's saying anyway.
It's implied in the film that he's somehow either passing the phone company the right signals to make his calls free
- this needs to be even mentioned on slashdot? oh dear, where has the geek cred gone? And you say 'somehow' - this was standard cracker practice back then.