Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hackito Ergo Sum

So as I imagine many of you know, yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik. This was naturally a big deal for all the rocket buffs here, and apparently some of them decided that MIT needed some sort of monument to commemorate Sputnik's success.

First, I heard beeping.

Then I walked into Lobby 10 and I saw it.


It's a hack!


You can't really tell from this picture, but the sign says "Спутник."


My favorite photo of the bunch.

Right now I'm in the student lounge - the one with all the comfy green couches - and Sputnik is still up there. I know because I can still hear it beeping. :)

Hacks make me happy.

5 comments:

Hunter '11 said...

I didn't have my camera on me! Email me pictures? PLEASE?! I want copies...

Hunter '11 said...

PS - it'd be great if your first blog included the hack.

Kate said...

That is a pretty awesome idea for a hack! Hacks are one of the things that make MIT seem like such a cool place to spend four years of your life (or forever!)

Hunter '11 said...

Kate - Yes. YES. EXACTLY.

Isshak Ferdjani said...

i'm glad the email didn't scare anyone (and why should it?). I feel te same way, hacks make me smile...