[archmach] Truly early membership criteria

  • From: Michael Miller <michaelsmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: archmach@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 11:33:57 -0400

You scraped gerbil sh*t off Steve's blocks.

You dodged Tag's glasses when his latest assembler run failed.

You saw Seth bite into a burger from the first McD's in Cambridge.

You listened absently to Andy's & Annie's dogs' claws as they raced mindlessly around the Building 9 corridor.

You rolled over on the plaid couch and groaned at 4 am when the ASR33-TTY bell rang at the end of the first (or secord or third) pass of the IMLAC assembler.

You smiled when you saw Nick's striped shirt in the latest issue of Time Magazine.

Paula & Mike
AMG 1970-76
More criteria:

Your first graphics program failed to work because whenever it divided N by N/10, the home-brewed compiler returned "0".

A geek (once !-) made you cry.

After all-night programming in the Garden, you were startled into consciousness at 8 a.m. by 20 Japanese men in identical blue suits peering in at you from the the glass by the elevator.

On May 22, 2006, at 5:55 PM, Chris Schmandt wrote:

    How do you know if you should be on this list?
    If you had an account on Magic Six, certainly. If Magic Four or
    earlier,
    you're golden!
    What was the name of the text editor whose releases were named
    after colors?
    Who was Pamela, and why did Heckbert care?
    If you ever used the "read_block" function on the (K)Ramtek frame
    buffer,
    you belong!
    Do you know what a TBC was? Do you know how color is encoded in
    NTSC video?
    Can you remember what the "organic air conditioning" was?
    Do you know what sucked?
    Can you navigate around Aspen, Colorado even though you've never
    been there?
    Has your software ever gotten a "Bad luck fault"?

    Probably "worked in Building 9" is good enough, right?



Prof. Susan E. Brennan
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