MIT Student Information Processing Board
SIPB (pronounced ``Sip-bee'') is the Student Information Processing
Board, the volunteer student group concerned with
computing at MIT. We
administer several machines and an AFS cell, provide Usenet access to
Athena, are available for telephone (253-7788) or in-person (W20-557)
consulting at almost any time of day or night, have one-of-a-kind
meetings Monday evenings at 7:30 pm, write documentation of all sorts,
run a wide variety of servers, including a WWW server,
hack, and generally have a good time. We also act as an advocate for
student computer users and student computer access on campus.
Places to Learn More About SIPB
- The SIPB Office Manual. Interested in becoming a member? Just
want to know more about us? This contains lots of up-to-date
information on how to become a member of SIPB, such as questions and
answers on how to get involved with SIPB projects, how the membering
process works, and what exactly it means to be a member. There's even a
brief history of SIPB. The Office Manual can be found in the office, on
the tall black bookshelf.
- SIPB documents. A list of some of the
Inessential (and not-so-inessential) documents we write and
maintain, from how to use Discuss to how AFS works.
- Check out the About SIPB page for
some useful information about SIPB and some of our other services.
- Get a clue! Many members of SIPB
are actively trying to help new members and prospective members learn
their way around various SIPB projects.
- A list of current and potential SIPB
- The list of SIPB Members and their homepages.
Where did the old SIPB homepage go?
From June 1993 to August 1999, SIPB maintained the top-level page of
www.mit.edu as an unofficial directory of MIT web resources. In
August 1999, we replaced this top-level page with a
copy of the official MIT homepage to
avoid confusing Internet users who were expecting the official MIT
homepage. The old top-level page can be found here.
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