A quote, attributed to Former MIT President Jerome Weisner
. Most students
agree the analogy is quite appropriate.
This quote was the inspiration for a hack
in 1991, when a group of hackers
decided to put a *real* firehose (and the associated hydrant) in front of 26-100
The hackers bought the fire hydrant
from a nearby town that was replacing a lot of their equipment, and brought it back to campus. They then connected the hose to an existing drinking fountain
, such that when the poor, hosed
freshman passed it, on their way to their 8.01
final, they could actually drink from the MIT firehose.