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50 Years Later, MIT Looks Back At AI and Networking Pioneer Project MAC 50

Posted by timothy
from the dome-heads dept.
v3rgEz (125380) writes "Fifty years ago, a major project that ultimately seeded much of today's computer technology was created at MIT: Project MAC, and the Multics operating system initiative within the project. Daniel Dern interviews some of the key figures involved in the pioneering project, looking at how one laboratory helped spawn Ethernet, AI, and dozens of tech companies and other innovations that took ideas from the lab to the personal computer."
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50 Years Later, MIT Looks Back At AI and Networking Pioneer Project MAC

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  • Re:This is a *LIE* (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @02:18PM (#47101215)

    Knowledge of history isn't a sign of mental illness at all, but an overwhelming urge to make others read your views on history even in discussions of another subject might be. The Slashdot submission did not claim any link between this technology and the space race, and the comments section could not have either since yours was the first post.

    So, the other commenter's comparison of you to APK is apt. You are not educating anyone here on history, you are only making others concerned about your sanity.

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