MIT 9/11 Hack

The fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001 was much more respectful than I expected. It seemed that most people remembered the day with a somber reverence that was personal to their experience. One memorial that struck a chord in me took place at MIT:

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MIT 9/11 Hack: fire truck on the Great Dome (photo François Proulx)

In a manner only possible on MIT’s campus, and probably only relevant to the greater MIT community, someone stuck a firetruck atop the Great Dome. I received a few emails on mailing lists today about a hack, but it wasn’t until I checked my flickr stream that I realized what was going on. To be honest, I didn’t even get it for a few moments. It’s a beautiful piece of work.

Harvard sucks!

One of the wonderful things about being an MIT student is witnessing all of the nerd pride and anti-Harvard sentiment. Like this beautiful piece of hackdom:

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Harvard Bridge construction sign (photo by Johnathan Wang)

Apparently the photo was edited and a 4-letter word removed from the third line of the sign. I guess us MIT students aren’t just nerds, we’re also a bit witty.

The MIT Tech: Photograph, Tuesday, April 6, 2004