Location: Building 10
Date: May 17, 2001
A banner honoring Douglas Adams, who passed away on May 11, 2001, appeared above Killian Court in the early hours of Thursday, May 17. The author's books, including The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, were cult classics at MIT and around the world.
The hackers also hung a towel next to the banner; the Hitchhiker's Guide recommends bringing a towel wherever you go, since "a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." The hack remained up for a full day, showing that perhaps even the People In Charge appreciated Adams' books.
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