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When we saw this vintage photo from the SCS archives, we decided to put on our “History Detectives” hat and try and deduce as much as possible.
We don’t have any identifying information with the picture. But the calendar on the back wall appears to be from January 1982 and features the comic strip character “Ziggy.” (You young’uns have no idea how popular “Ziggy” was in the early 1980s.)
On the shelves, we spotted copies of Gerald Weinberg’s seminal 1971 textbook, “The Psychology of Computer Programming,” along with Erwin Kreyszig’s “Advanced Engineering Mathematics.”
The computer terminal, we think, is one of Lear-Siegler’s popular ADM series, though the cabinet isn’t quite right.
The concrete block walls and bunk beds seem to place this photo in Hamerschlag House.
What else can you see in this picture? And: Can you identify this hardworking CMU student?
—Jason Togyer (DC’96)
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