Jude Milhon

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Jude's mugshot from her civil rights days.

Judith [Jude] Milhon (March 12, 1939 – July 19, 2003), in Washington D.C, best known by her pseudonym St. Jude, was a hacker and author in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Milhon coined the term cypherpunk and was a founding member of the cypherpunks. On July 19, 2003, Milhon died of cancer. She was a member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, and the author of several books. She was a senior editor at the magazine Mondo 2000 and frequent contributor to Boing Boing.


  • The Joy of Hacker Sex (proposed)
  • How to Mutate & Take Over the World: an Exploded Post-Novel. (1997) (with R. U. Sirius) Random House
  • Cyberpunk Handbook: The Real Cyberpunk Fakebook. (1995) (with R. U. Sirius and Bart Nagel) Random House.
  • Hacking the Wetware: The NerdGirl’s Pillow Book (1994) (internet release of ebook)

Activism and Vision[edit]

St. Jude had her hand in many different causes. She was active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement helping to organize the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Family Life[edit]

Judith Milhon was born in Washington D.C, raised in Indiana, to a military family of the Marine Corps.<ref name="grrl"/><ref name="obituary"/> She married Robery Behling and later had a partner of 40 years, Efrem Lipkin, who had also worked on Community Memory. <ref name="obituary"/> She had at least one child, Tresca Behling, and one grandchild, Emilio Zuniga who were alive at her 2003 death from cancer. <ref name="obituary"/>



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