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1990 Computer Lab Sign

1990 Computer Lab Sign

Posted to Flickr on 20 March 2009. Part of the JD's House of Miscellany series.

"Use of This Laboratory is Restricted to Computer Science Students Only"

Signs such as this one warned non-geeks away from the Department of Computer Science’s computer labs at the University of North Texas during the late 1980’s.

In 1990 the department reversed its policy, and all UNT students were invited to use the labs. When the signs came down, I grabbed one for reasons unknown. Maybe I wanted to remind myself that society benefits most from technology when it is widely used. Or maybe I’m a compulsive, sentimental packrat.

You be the judge.

This is one of many curious items collected in JD’s House of Miscellany.

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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