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I'm thinking stackoverflow.com llc / inc should buy a brick in the Computer History Museum Wall.

It's for a noble cause -- the CHM is one of my favorite places on the planet, and the money is a non-profit donation in support of their effort to record the history of the computer.

The brick I am looking at is the Terabyte:

The wall will consist of a series of permanent high-tech plaques engraved with your message. Honor your favorite computer pioneer, recall your first technology project, or annotate any technology memory you wish to commemorate in this special area. Each engraved wall plaque will be placed in the newly remodeled entry area of the Museum, ensuring that your reminiscences will be preserved and shared for years to come.

  • Name: Terabyte
  • Price: $5000
  • Description: 8" x 8" Plaque
  • Max Lines of Text: 6
  • Max Characters per Line: 18
  • Company logo or Stock Symbol available

So, then, the question: what should our CHM plaque say?

Completed, selection made public, and payment confirmed with the Museum: Our Brick in the Computer History Museum Wall. Now we wait for October to see it live!

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If you can put the APL character set on a brick, I bet you could reimplement SO in APL and it'd fit on that brick.... –  Earlz Apr 17 '10 at 3:29
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Have you verified that both the 108 characters and the logo can be accommodated? Or will someone need to do a graphic that includes the logo and some text (then the character limit may be different - higher or lower - depending on the resolution of the engraving technology)? Is there additional cost for the logo? –  Dennis Williamson Apr 17 '10 at 11:13
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I think the museum should donate this brick to you because 17,210 meta users are going to visit the museum just to see this brick. –  Robert Cartaino Apr 17 '10 at 18:13
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I took me five answers to realize that the first row of numbers were only coordinates, not actual text for the brick. –  Daniel Daranas Apr 17 '10 at 23:05
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I can think of one company that would be so much happier if their brick could hold seven lines of 20 characters. –  Dennis Williamson Apr 17 '10 at 23:29
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I really can't read a question with the words "brick in the (...) wall" without having that same song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. –  Gnoupi Apr 19 '10 at 14:15
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@Dennis - ah. I get it now. :) –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 19 '10 at 17:14
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Whatever the answer, I think it should include the 123456789012345678 numbers on it.. even if we lose a column and a row. And it must be monospaced font. –  glasnt Apr 20 '10 at 22:49
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100 Answers

  123456789012345678
0     This is a 
1     registered
2  thingabrickbrick.
3 Stackoverflow.com:
4   Question your
5  thingadongdongs.
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  123456789012345678
0 StackOverflow.com
1 where make 
2 questions 
3 and get answer 
4 like
5 this wall -stacked
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123456789012345678
1 google.com
2 how to....??
3 your page
4 automatically
5 redireting to
6 stackoverflow.com
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  123456789012345678
1 stackoverflow.com 
2 301 Moved
3 Location: http://
4   meta.
5     stackoverflow
6       .com
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  123456789012345678
1    JON SKEET!!!
2  Slowly I turned
3       ...
4   step by step
5       ...
6   inch by inch
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   123456789012345678  
 1 Answer  upvote 10+ 
 2 Question upvote 5+ 
 3 Look on your face 
 4 when you find your  
 5 solution PRICELESS
 6 Stackoverflow.com
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  123456789012345678
1 Jeff
2 and
3 Joel
4 jumped
5 the
6 Shark.
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  123456789012345678
1 What should I put 
2 on this brick?  
3 Plz-send-teh-codez
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      123456789012345678
    1 StackOverflow.com:
    2 A huge improvement
    3 over Yahoo Answers
    4 and all of those
    5 other useless
    6 answering sites!
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Boo! This was a good idea! Who downvoted? –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 17 '10 at 4:03
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Do we really want to call other sites "useless" in granite? Is that the kind of message we're sending? –  Jeff Atwood Apr 17 '10 at 20:48
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@George: Your "this was a good idea!" comment is content-free, because every Tom, Dick, and Harry thinks their own idea is a good one. :-P –  Chris Jester-Young Apr 19 '10 at 17:42
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@George: don't feed the troll –  perbert Apr 22 '10 at 14:14
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Stackoverflow.com

9/10 programmers

agree: It's

teh awesome !!!11

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PLZ HELP BRICK T3XT NO WORK HELPZZZZ!!111!1 –  Earlz Apr 17 '10 at 4:08
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Ya... it's pretty bad. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 17 '10 at 4:49
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[homework][plz-send-teh-brickz] –  cobbal Apr 17 '10 at 9:21
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