Monday, Sep. 08, 2008

Bargain-Basement University

On April 1, 1998, visitors to MIT's website were informed that the university had been sold to Disney World for $6.9 billion — the work of student hackers. MIT's response? In a press release, a university spokesperson said he could tell it was a hoax as soon as he saw the alleged sale price. "Only $6.9 billion?" he scoffed. "Much too cheap!"