HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Institute Historian T. F. Peterson

Author of Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT

Includes the names: T. F. Peterson

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
165377,551 (3.63)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Institute Historian T. F. Peterson has spent many years lurking in the corridors of MIT picking up gossip and monitoring hacks in progress. [from MIT Press]

IHTFP is an abbreviation which makes up part of the folklore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It originally stood for "I Hate This Fucking Place" but, due to use of profanity, is often euphemized with other backronyms. Some of the more popular meanings include "I Help Tutor Freshman Physics", "It's Hard to Fondle Penguins", and "Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People", as well as "I Have Truly Found Paradise" and "Institute Has The Finest Professors." The precise time of origin is unknown, though the term was already widely used at MIT by 1960. [from Wikipedia]
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.63)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5 2
3 4
3.5 1
4 2
4.5
5 3

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Institute Historian T. F. Peterson is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Institute Historian T. F. Peterson is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,013,340 books! | Top bar: Always visible