The IHTFP Hack Gallery and the MIT Museum are interested in any information we can find about hacks that have occurred at MIT. Anything you can tell us is useful, whether it points us toward a hack that we didn't know about yet or confirms something we've already heard second or third-hand but haven't substantiated.
Because of the extent to which hacking stories tend to become urban legends, we need confirmation of a hack before we can put it in the IHTFP Hack Gallery. Confirmation can be an eyewitness account of the hack, some documentation such as pictures or news clippings, or anything else that enables us to confirm the hack.
The specific information we're looking for is any of the following:
- The date or dates the hack occurred
- A description of the hack
- The location of the hack
- The perpetrators, if anyone claimed credit
- The context. (i.e., Were there any special things going on that motivated the hack, particularly things like Field Day that someone reading about the hack later might not know?)
- Pictures, news clippings, or other documentation
- Anecdotes about the hack or people's reactions to it