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Hackers at MIT coding/playing Spacewars. You can see the game running on the console here. I remember seeing a replica PDP-1 with Spacewars at Game-On. The particular shot is taken from Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age. [0] You can read more about Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age in a short description by Kevin Kelly. [1]


In Highschool I had one of these pocket protectors, that and a slide rule. Got the protector at the newsagent so I could wear it at school to keep my pens organised. Kept getting the pens caught in the springs. Did the job though. These days I've graduated to the retractable Bic 4-Colour.



[0] Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age,

[Accessed Tuesday, 4th, 2009]


[1] Kevin Kelly, "Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age: In this short film "hackers" is used in its original MIT meaning for someone who comes up with an ingenious or daring "hack" or invention, shortcut, or prank."

[Accessed Tuesday, 4th, 2009]


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