This structure appeared on the Lobby 10 dome Tuesday morning, ostensibly piloted by Spaceman Spiff, alter ego of Calvin in the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip. The head of the "pilot" apparently crashed through the dome and landed on a pedestal in Lobby 10. "I'm really sorry about crashing my space ship into the Small Dome," a note from the hackers read. "The Zorg ambush known as the first day of classes was on me."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 4, 2004.