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From: Lars Brinkhoff <>
To: Paul Winalski <>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Music!
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 19:13:15 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (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

  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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