Flea At MIT Scores National Publicity–Again

MIT Swapfest signFor the second time in less than a month, the MIT Flea Market has attracted publicity in a major media outlet. Today’s Boston Globe ran an AP story entitled “‘Flea at MIT’ draws nerdy”. Boston.com also carried an on-line version of the article. (Free registration required to view.)

As with the May 25 Wired On-line’s story, “Hamming It Up At Radio Meets,” the AP item also stressed the “Nerd” factor. Steve Finberg, W1GSL, who started the Flea at MIT 21 years ago is quoted several times in the article.

The Flea at MIT is sponsored by the Harvard Wirless Club, the MIT Electronics Research Society, the MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society.

[See also: Wired.com Showcases Amateur Radio, MIT Flea] [The same AP story was picked up by CNN.com on June 24, 2005, entitled Nerds unite at MIT Swapfest. -k9hi]

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