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28 Apr
Things I learned at MIT

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 96 19:52:00 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Things I learned at MIT

Forwarded-by: "R. Dunbar Poor" <>

Lifted, without permission, from Janet Cahn's delightful home page:
(see  Her summary of  
life at MIT is chillingy accurate  I don't have the heart to tell her that  
many startup companies fit the same description--she'll find out soon enough.

Things I learned at MIT:
0000   Sleep is for the weak.
0001   Men are smarter than women.
0010   Hygiene is optional.
0011   The combination of impatience and arrogance is irresistable.
0100   The emperor has lots of clothes.
0101   Ridicule is a teaching technique.
0110   Students work best when completely demoralized.
0111   Interesting lifeforms grow in unwashed coffee cups.
1000   "I told you so" and "I knew that" are nice things to say.
1001   Coffee creamer is a nutrient.
1010   Aesthetics?????
1011   Irritability is a social skill.
1100   You can always have less self-esteem.
1101   Humans were meant to dwell in dark airless places, illuminated
       only by a flickering glow, interrupted periodically by the
       janitorial staff, checking for signs of life.

[Test your TNQ (Tech-Nerd Quotient) by answering this question as quickly as  
you can: How many things did Janet learm at MIT?
Give yourself points for:
	(A) knowing that 1101 is 13 (D),
	(2) knowing that the answer to the question is 14,
	(iii) not needing to look at the first "thing" to know its number.

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