May 31, 2011

Nightwork: A History of MIT Hacks

A delightful book that should be on your summer reading list, or a potential gift for your favorite geek, is a new offering from MIT Press called
Nightwork: A History of Hack and Pranks at MIT.
For those of us that went to lesser engineering schools (or perhaps greater, depending on our metrics), it is a joyful experience. The author, school historian TF Peterson, has copiously illustrated some of the more fantastic and amusing things that students have cooked up over the years, including nailing someone's dorm furniture to the underside of the Media Lab archway, putting various objects on top of the two domes at the school, playing Al Gore buzzword bingo at commencement, and more.

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