MIT paper prank

MIT pulls a prank on the World Multi-Conference on Systemics by submitting a computer-generated paper titled “Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy”. I was among the people spammed by Nagib Callaos, the organizer of the conference.

The students were soliciting cash donations so they could attend the conference and give what Stribling billed as a “completely randomly-generated talk, delivered entirely with a straight face.” They exceeded their goal, with $2,311.09 cents from 165 donors.