Scene: a dilapidated concrete shell of a basketball stadium. The basketball court inside is crudely painted with Iowa State iconography. There are numerous misspellings, like "Staite" and "Cyclons." At midcourt, a coach addresses his new player.
I just wanted to thank you again for coming to Iowa State, Royce White.
I know that you got in a lot of hot water for that laptop theft case, but we're pleased to let you take the next step here in Ames, away from the media fishbowl in Minneapolis.
I echo DeMarcus Phillips' sentiments, welcome to the birthplace of computers as we know it!
That's right, Jamie Vanderbeken. In 1941, the very first fully digital electronic computer was built by two Iowa State scientists, John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry.
You're correct, Diante Garrett. In fact, the prefix cyber- is an amalgamation of the first syllables of "Cyclone" and "Berry," in honor of this first computer!
Just to expand on that information, Darion Anderson, the "official" story is that the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, or "ABC Machine," was dismantled in 1948 after the two scientists had left ISU... but legend has it that is still exists in a back room somewhere on campus!
Why, a historical artifact that doesn't officially exist? I, Chris Babb, do declare: that must be worth millions!
At the Jacobsen barn, which is overrun by livestock, hay, and Calvin-peeing-on-things stickers...
Eeeasy, Royce. We're not going to do it without a plan and a team. As you can see, all of us teammates from earlier today are here. Between you and us, that's six people. Here's who we've enlisted to help.
(everyone gets silently somber for a moment)
(over the course of the next 48 hours, all of which has been consolidated into this one two-word synopsis, "does this")
The team gets to the door of the super-secret room guarding the ABC Machine, only to be met by Hoiberg and athletic director Jamie Pollard.