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:
MIT 9/11 Hack: fire truck on the Great Dome (photo FranÃ§ois 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.