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MIT: Students by Day, Hackers by Night

A newly revised book celebrates MIT's illustrious tradition of hacks and pranks

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MIT historian T.F. Peterson, author of Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT (MIT Press, 2011), notes that hacking teaches students “to work productively in teams, to solve engineering problems, and to communicate to the larger world.” The best hacks are also, in their elegance, delightful to contemplate. With MIT Press’s kind permission, we present a sampling from Nightwork.
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