My study of the rotation lightcurves of the largest Koronis family asteroids has revealed that their spin vectors are unexpectedly aligned in obliquity. Follow-up study is underway. (More information: Koronis family asteroids rotation lightcurves observing program)
Email message back to me dated 1994 Jun 20, disentangling confusion caused by my request to MIT Network Services to hook up my Athena workstation:
Ah, ok, that makes sense. Believe it or not, the network services folks *were* exactly the right people to deal; it's just likely that the person who answered the phone was a bit confused, and got thrown by the fact that it was in a dorm. Anyway, I have forwarded your mail on to a place where it WILL get dealt with. You see, you are the first, the very first, person to buy a workstation and put it in a dorm room. (there was apparently one person who got one a while ago and put it in a frat, but he did all the grunge himself, and so network services isn't quite prepared to deal...)
As a project for a graduate class in computer graphics,
I wrote an interactive version of the star charts from the
book "The Stars" by H. A. Rey as a tool one might use to
help learn the constellations.
At that time,
personal computers for consumers were still in their early days -
the IBM PC/XT was just over a year old
and the 80286-based PC/AT was still a few months away -
the needed resolution of color graphics
and screen cursor pointing capability required specialized
hardware and software
not yet routinely available for consumer computing.
In the class we had access to the computing facility of the
Architecture Machine research group at MIT
and wrote our code in PL/I.
My recollection is that
a tablet was used for cursor control,
and the graphic display screen was a separate
device from the text terminal and keyboard.