January 24th, 2007


So here's a weird blast from the past

This is my grad student office, circa 1984. My pet at the time was a little anole lizard, and I think they were fumigating my apartment at the time, or something, because I remember keeping it in my office for a few weeks. I was working (on my snazzy IBM 3178 video display terminal!) and farting around on the BITNET network (we used the great-great-grandparent of IM and chat rooms back then, you kids today don't know how good you got it!) and was talking to someone whose userid I don't really recall now but who was apparently at Yale and whose name was apparently Vicki. The conversation included a bit about my lizard, and this photo ensued.

I found it again, lost in a gargantuan dusty box of old photos, while cleaning out my home office recently. Click for the larger image.