Our Chairman, Prof. Randy Katz, was recently [July 1997] interviewed by two HS students for a history term project they were doing on "the PC revolution."
Here is what they had to say about Soda Hall in this context:
What goes on inside this building is what got us interested. Every place you sat, there would be a group of "nerds" discussing their strategy for their program. One would suggest an idea, but the other would refute it, stating why, and what another solution might be. Soda Hall is an area with computer genius at work. Wether trying to pass a final exam or developing a new operating system, the students in Soda Hall are serious about their goals. This building may not be a historical monument as of yet, but it is in a current state of gaining its monumental degree, if persistence is kept.