Also, considered a deity in the EE world for his work on asynchronous design. Really. That book in his office is considered the Bible for that field.
It should be noted that "hacking" has a very different connotation at MIT than it does here at Harvey Mudd. Hacking to MIT students is basically the equivalent of pranking at Mudd. The school is slightly less tolerant, but their BigPrank's are way cooler than ours. Unless he's actually an anarchist. -BenjAzose
MicroPs (Fall 2011):
"Global variables are like the Facebook of C. There's no privacy and it can have unforeseen consequences."
MicroPs (Fall 2009):
"As a homeowner, I spend a lot of time debugging toilets"
On the dangers of high current: "First you start melting your board, then you start blowing fuses in the lab, then you start killing your lab partner..."
"...blow their little black heads off..."
"200000 is about equal to infinity. I'm an engineer. I can't count that high."