12 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Hackers Loved Chinese Food

Chinese food was a system, too, and the hacker curiosity was applied to that system as assiduously as to a new LISP compiler. Samson had been an aficionado from his first experience on a TMRC outing to Joy Fong’s on Central Square, and by the early sixties he had actually learned enough Chinese characters to read menus and order obscure dishes. Gosper took to the cuisine with even greater vigor; he would prowl Chinatown looking for restaurants open after midnight, and one night he found a t...
Folksonomies: mandarin chinese food hackers
Folksonomies: mandarin chinese food hackers
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Because they discovered, through Chinese dictionaries, that there was another menu for Chinese patrons with better food that had fantastic names.