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How to get to Swarthmore, for geeks [Jan. 29th, 2005|12:33 pm]
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[skyfaller]
Last semester, when we invited Eben Moglen to Swarthmore (see Eben's speech), Nathan wrote up these directions and sent them to Eben, just to prove that he's a geek. Don't try to actually use these to get here unless you're a geek too.

switch (transportation_method){
    case airplane:
        transport(airplane, PHL);
        if (feeling(important)) {
            transport(cab, Swarthmore); }
        else {
            transport(SEPTA_R1, Center City);
            transport(SEPTA_R3, Swarthmore); }
        break;
    case train:
        transport(Amtrak, Philadelphia 30th St);
        if (feeling(important) && liking(traffic)) {
            transport(cab, Swarthmore); }
        else {
            transport(SEPTA_R3, Swarthmore); }
        break;
    case car:
        get_directions(Mapquest);
        transport(car, Swarthmore);
        break;
}


Visit us sometime, and help us debug our pseudocode!
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[User Picture]From: skyfaller
2005-08-03 11:32 pm (UTC)
Those do seem to be significant barriers... transfers can be difficult, and Swarthmore could be hard to recognize for someone who hasn't been there before. Simplicity is probably valued over speed, in this case.
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