Bell Labs goes looking for lost mojo
alcatel-lucent, bell labs, geek stuff, unix
First we’ll invent Unix, then we’ll figure out what to do with it.
When Silicon Valley was just pear orchards and a junior university, and a google was an obscure bit of math trivia, the wellspring of geek creativity was a continent away. Bell Labs sprawled across several campuses in northern New Jersey, filled with scientists and engineers who were paid to come up with interesting ideas and novel technology. Not necessarily marketable products, although it was correctly assumed that profits would follow somehow.… More