Ted Kaczynski's Harvard alumni directory listing


32 Responses to “Ted Kaczynski's Harvard alumni directory listing”

  1. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    It would appear that he is doing it for the lulz, or as a way of not-playing-harvard’s game; because he actually has a pretty decent selection of academic publications to list, if he felt like it. Listing only his expanded manifesto and his sentences is a deliberate choice, not a lack of material…

    • millie fink says:

      Well, he is famous for some very deliberate choices.

    • wysinwyg says:

      Yeah, I think it’s a combo of lulz and expressing the difference in values that led him to become a murderous lunatic.  Listing his life sentences as awards/honors I think drives home the irony.  I suspect he really does think it’s an honor for the state to have decided he needs to be locked up for the rest of his life, whereas he opted out of the sort of academic laurels he is supposed to list there long ago.

      By the way, love your ‘nym and avatar.

      • Troutbiscuits says:

         I suspect it is a combination of lulz and preference for precise definitions: sentences are awarded after all.

        • D Wyatt says:

          Although it is painfully obvious he went about his assault on the system and technology in a purely violent/primitive and somewhat selfish way it doesnt mean he was wrong in his ideas.  The system has pretty much done what he said it would and devoured the average man.  Again, he was wrong to hurt people(mostly people he personally didnt like) but that doesnt make him incorrect that technology will eventually ruin life as it was meant to be. Possibly overtaking money as the root of all evil. 

          9,000,000,000 porn sites,  and only 5-10 decent knowledge filled information sites. Yes iphones are fun and most tech saves time and is very useful, but eventually everything will be tech, and it will only take a single 12 year old russian/asian/etc child to bring countries to their knees and disrupt EVERYTHING. If an accidental virus or operator error doesnt do it first. (Future error-Just digitized every bit of knowledge to preserve it for all time and clear out the warehouses housing it all, oops hit delete.)  You already cannot believe video you see or nearly anything the media tells you, so they can literally edit your reality and make you into human robots making bad choices as per their suggestions/information-Undeniable Fact.

          Eventually trillions of jobs will be lost to faster cheaper machines.  We are already retracting from society as a whole while pretending we are somehow closer because we have these distant connections.  Long distant relationshits comes to mind.  Yeah I can send you a text in italy, but I cannot feel your warmth, feel your essence, or not truly feel alone.  Which in turn breeds people who want for attention and try to find it by sitting in front of a webcam all day being boring or annoying, or being even more bored as to watch the webcam all day….

          There just has to be a way to fix it all without violence or stupidity.
          There has to be some happy middle ground where we still see people and personal interactions as important.  Or maybe we are just doomed to make the movie idiocracy a reality.  Seems to me cussing, fighting , sex and fart jokes are alive and well in todays television programs.  Also a given that if it says “reality” in the title there is nothing real about it.

          “Reality is relative, but lately its been relatively unreal…..”-Me, just now.

  2. CSBD says:

    It is pretty funny though… if I was in his position (jailed forever and crazy), I would probably do things like that to amuse myself.

    Charlie Manson behaves similarly when he is allowed to do interviews or give statements to parole boards.

    PB “What are you going to do upon release Mr. Manson?”

    CM “I’m gonna stack them bodies to the sky!”  “Bark, Bark”  “What”

    PB “Parole Denied”

    CM “Awe shucks, I did not see that coming.”

    •  I cannot help but read that as Bob Odenkirk doing Manson.

      • D Wyatt says:

        I think old celebrity prisoners should be put on display and used as a sideshow act to generate the money back that society wasted housing feeding and caring for them.

        I would pay $20 to see Manson or Ted rant.  

  3. Sirkowski says:

    He seems bitter.

  4. How much you wanna bet he gets a flood of letters in the mail because of this article getting posted around? 

  5. It’s really thought-provoking to think of Ted Kaczynski doing anything “for the lulz.”

  6. Should have put in a shortened URL to his manifesto.

  7. PaulDavisTheFirst says:

    Substantially more interesting recent piece on Kaczynskyi:  http://chronicle.com/article/The-Unabombers-Pen-Pal/131892/

  8. 10xor01 says:

    Turn- ons: C-4, raging against the techno-industrial complex, long walks on the beach.

  9. awjt says:

    Parole Board: What will you do upon release, Ted?
    TK:  “Oh, probably type up some notes.”

  10. Jorpho says:

    So, did anyone else look at this and immediately see THFOHDPAE ?

  11. planettom says:

     Think the Alumni Association is still asking him for contributions yearly?

  12. taras says:

    Also interesting: how he was tricked into signing up for deeply unpleasant psychological experiments as a young man, which probably didn’t help his mental state.


    • Amelia_G says:

      Yes! I learned about that for the first time during all the Wikipedia look-ups I had to do after Charlie Stross’s post about conspiracy theories.

  13. saurabh says:

    Amusing. Some of the labs at Harvard Medical School had information posted about handling suspicious mail and packages to ensure that they were not bombs, thanks to this guy.

  14. Donald Petersen says:

    Hey!  That’s not so very cool, posting his home address out here in a public forum.  Some Anonymous scamp might wait for some dark night and then sneak in and short-sheet poor Dr Kaczynski’s bed while he’s out.

  15. So does this mean that Harvard wins?

  16. Thad Boyd says:

    …Is there another name for “gallows humor” that applies to someone who only got life in prison?

  17. Paul Bickart says:

    Oh, I dunno. I read this when the “Red Book” came out (I’m also class of ’62) and I thought “Well, if you had to wait 50 years to make a joke, at least it’s a good one.”

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