magazine offers a roundup of what it describes as "the biggest pranks in geek history"
-- limited to pranks perpetrated by MIT and Caltech students.
The usual suspects are there: the great rose bowl hoax
, Caltech relettering the Hollywood sign, etc.
Except, uh, some of the items in the list clearly aren't pranks. For instance, creating a program that allows DVDs to play on any operating system may be a useful hack, but it's not what I would consider a prank. And I don't think MIT student Star Simpson intended to cause a security scare when she wore her "socket to me" sweatshirt to Logan Airport.
One more complaint: Time
omits one of my favorite Caltech pranks -- the sweepstakes caper
in which they hacked a McDonald's sweepstakes by creating a computer program to flood it with millions of entries.