From: Andrew Hume <email@example.com> To: "John P. Linderman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: TUHS main list <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Coastal cultures, collaboration, creativity and Sun vs DEC. Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:41:57 -0800 [thread overview] Message-ID: <E44F8B08-1D22-4DF2-84E0-E0AD5DE216F1@humeweb.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAC0cEp8t5OP4jxbvGJCbhZeNcUEPuj4UbP8kvKtsWCR5eS_K9w@mail.gmail.com> [-- Attachment #1: Type: text/plain, Size: 1398 bytes --] i would add the general atmosphere of the Unix room, especially the very heavy mobile hung from the ceiling for a while (until someone noticed the cable supporting it was visibly stretching). also the bowling alley (the corridor that rob, ken, denis, doug and my offices were on) — the pins were under the printer table at the end. i also recall the time the bowling ball got away from the Unix room rolling down the main corridor towards a group of visitors led by peter weinberger. luckily, dave presotto grabbed the ball before anyone got hurt (but it was close). i would also mention labscam; its not often we see a prank involving rob pike, Penn and a Noble Prize winner. > On Jan 11, 2022, at 2:17 PM, John P. Linderman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 3:45 PM Rob Pike <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: > > Similar. Everyone at Bell Labs was so proper. (Except Ken, of course. Ken is sui generis, and a Californian). > > Perhaps (probably maybe) I misunderstand. There was nothing "proper" about the Peter face on the water tower, or lock-picking a boot to move it to a patrol car, of Scott Knaur wandering the halls in a Darth Vader costume, or Jellicat wearing a Cats costume, or a thousand other examples. There was a lot of playfulness in the Labs (at least in the early days), and I think it was wonderful. [-- Attachment #2: Type: text/html, Size: 2567 bytes --]
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