What’s with the name?
A number of you have asked about the origin of the show name. It’s funky, I know. Stay with me for a minute.
MIT is referred to as the INSTITUTE. In the image above, you’ll see that the campus architects substituted the letter V for the U, resulting in INSTITVTE. They had a thing for Latin…
I pronounce INSTITRVE as Insti + true given the substitution. The last 4 letters of INSTITRVE also suggest the word trove.
Both words are present in the tagline: True stories about MIT. A trove of wonder, discovery, and madness.
This trivial substitution cipher resulted in a .com that was available! The play on words was a nice bonus.