Paperback; 2011. 232 pages. Illustrated.
A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT
The latest in a series of books celebrating MIT’s hacks and hacking culture by Institute Historian T. F. Petersen. Drawing on the MIT Museum’s unique collection of hack-related photographs and other materials, Nightwork describes and documents the best of MIT’s hacks, from the police car on the Great Dome to the abduction of the Caltech cannon.
At MIT, a "hack" is an ingenious, benign and anonymous prank or practical joke, usually requiring engineering or scientific expertise, and often pulled off under cover of darkness.
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