Sunday, May 20, 2007

When computers were physically huge and needed tight temperature and dust control, they often lived in vast university basements.

People who liked to work and play with computers often lived most of the night and much of the day in those same basements.

Such people sometimes called the place outside the first floor doors The Big Room. That is, they called the whole of the Earth outside the basement the Big Room. And it's lovely and gentle to be in The Big Room with you.