Researchers at Bell Labs changed the course of tech history when they developed UNIX — the computer operating system that is the grandfather to the phone in your pocket and 99% of computers connected to the Internet.
UNIX was developed at Bell Labs for over 30 years. For most of that time, UNIX researchers shared the same physical lab space which allowed a lot of folklore to accumulate over the decades.
The lab is now gone but archivists at Bell Labs saved everything that was in the lab. A few weeks ago I got to unpack the boxes and peak inside this time capsule of computing’s past.