The Horror of Recognition


[harvard college, 1981]

I came across the above photo as I was browsing through old yearbook photos on my alma mater's web site several months ago.

My first reaction was, "Oh my, they look incredibly geeky."

My second reaction was, "Hey, I recognize the guy with the sideburns!"

My third reaction was, "Oh, wait. Crap--that's me sitting next to him! What a pair."

Inexplicably, my fourth reaction was "Hey, I should post this on the blog." So there you go--a glimpse into computing and attire at Harvard in the early eighties. And eyeglass styles-- let's not forget that.

Comments:

more details please. where is this exactly? what year is it? are those unix terminals?

I have fond/dismal memories of the Science Center basement around 1981.

and: yearbook photos? there were yearbooks? I'm so out of it.

Posted by Kai Carver on November 27, 2007 at 10:17 AM EST #

I am guessing this is the Currier House terminal room. The yearbook site said this was from 1981, which I think is correct. And, yes, those terminals were attached to the two PDP-11/70 systems in the Science Center.

Posted by Josh Simons on November 27, 2007 at 10:30 AM EST #

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