From: Lars Brinkhoff <email@example.com>
To: Paul Winalski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Music!
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 19:13:15 +0000 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABH=_VQO+Ygd6U6uR+iqO3T5SKaZc=7Ws0BAV9S99cCxz1heNA@mail.gmail.com> (Paul Winalski's message of "Fri, 10 Feb 2023 10:23:25 -0500")
Paul Winalski wrote:
>> The MIT AI lab seemed to favor Beatles and Bach.
> That they did. In the late '70s I was interning at IBM's Cambridge
> Scientific Center, which at that time was on the 4th floor of 545
> Technology Square in Cambridge MA. We had about half the floor. The
> other half was part of MIT's AI lab. Our timesharing terminals were
> in a room with a rather thin wall with the AI lab on the other side.
> Someone in that room was debugging a music-playing program. The test
> song was the Beatles' "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite".
Thanks for the story! In the early 70s the music was mostly playing
from the old PDP-6 (the loudspeakers are visible in photos from inside
the lab). However, it was always located on the 9th floor. I wonder if
what you heard could have been from the Logo group, which was part of
the AI lab? I understand they had a "music box" for children to play
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2023-02-10 19:13 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2023-02-10 0:37 [COFF] Music! Mike Markowski
2023-02-10 1:19 ` [COFF] Music! segaloco via COFF
2023-02-10 1:43 ` Dave Horsfall
2023-02-10 6:35 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-02-10 15:23 ` Paul Winalski
2023-02-10 19:13 ` Lars Brinkhoff [this message]
2023-02-10 19:05 ` Bakul Shah
2023-02-10 21:09 ` Paul Winalski
2023-02-11 2:53 ` steve jenkin
2023-02-11 4:20 ` Dave Horsfall
2023-02-11 19:24 ` Harald Arnesen
2023-02-11 16:40 ` Mike Markowski
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