People Of Bell Labs In The 1960s

In 1967, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Luckham was an operations manager at Bell Labs in Oakland, California. He brought a camera into work to capture a day in the life at a company churning out some of the biggest technological advances of the decade.

“In the late ’60’s I worked for Bell Labs for a few years managing a data center and developing an ultra high speed information retrieval system,” says Lawrence Luckham (born July 12, 1943). “It was the days of beehive hair on the women and big mainframe computers. One day I took a camera to work and shot the pictures below. I had a great staff, mostly women except for the programmers who were all men. For some reason only one of them was around for the pictures that day.”

These photos are from 1967. Above: “Data Terminal Test Room, Bell Labs, California, 1960s.”

More: Lawrence ‘Larry’ Luckham h/t: flashbak


“Operations Manager. Check out the slide rule in the pocket and the sideburns. Hey, it was the ’60s!”


“My Secretary. Roxanne. She was absolutely great!”


“Tape Cleaning. After a few uses tapes were cleaned and tested before being put back into circulation.”



“Yvonne. A good sense of humor was one of the things that distinguished almost every one of my staff for this project.”


“Computer Operations Supervisor. This was a large IBM mainframe computer around 1967 when this picture was taken. One meg of memory, 648 meg of hard drives, no video and it cost in the millions!”


“Programming is Fun. Even when it doesn’t work the way it was supposed to the first time!”



“Bea. The computer room was in the basement of a building for security and other reasons. There was no natural light and I had a slim budget for decoations. I also had staff with artistic talents so I bought the materials and they made their own decorations.”



“Lecture. I have no idea what I was discussing here, but somebody picked up the camera.”


“Tape Library. Helen was our tape librarian.”


“Programmer Relaxation. Bits and bytes and a little folk music go a long way. All the programmers were mathamatitions by training.”

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やせいのキツネがあらわれた!「➡写真をとる」を選択したところ大切なものを盗られてしまいましたっていう。

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 スーパーに買い物に行った帰り道、男性は野生のキツネに遭遇した。

 街中でキツネとは珍しい!
 キツネは仲間になりたそうにこちらを見ている。

 男性はすぐさまスマホでキツネの姿を撮影しはじめた。

 するとどうでしょう。キツネは男性の大切なものを奪い取って逃げていったのです。ええ、それはそれはもう、人間にとっては一番大切なものを。
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【動画】 女児が下敷きになったブロック塀は「建築基準法不適合」だったことが判明、高槻市が明らかに

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高槻市は18日、倒壊した市立寿栄小のブロック塀について、「違法建築物」だったことを明らかにした。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9856161.html

this montage of silly cats made my bad day a little better….



this montage of silly cats made my bad day a little better. (Source: https://ift.tt/2MATZaA)

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Before LOLCat, There Were The Felines Featured In “Kittens And Cats: A First Reader”

Before LOLCat, Grumpy Cat, Longcat, Nyan Cat, before all the famed kitties of the internet age, before the modern computer was but a glint in Mother Turing’s eye, there were the felines featured in the 1911 book, Kittens and Cats: A First Reader.

The book is a fantastical collection of eerily dressed feline, along with captions on each portrait. In the pages, we meet “Queen Cat”, “Party Cat”, Hero Cat”, Dunce Cat”, and more, taken by animal photographer Harry Whittier Frees. What’s interesting is how Frees managed to photograph the cats in such poses, since cameras of then didn’t have quick shutter speeds.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/06/before-lolcat-there-were-the-felines-featured-in-kittens-and-cats-a-first-reader/

養鶏業者がゴミ処理場に腐っていたはずの大量の卵を捨てたところ、ほとんどが孵化してしまうハプニング(ジョージア)

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 カスピ海と黒海にはさまれた国・ジョージア(グルジア)のマルネウリ市郊外で、生命の力強さを感じさせるハプニングが起こったようだ。

 舞台となったのは、太陽がさんさんと照りつけるゴミ処理場。地元の養鶏業者がここに腐った卵を何百個も捨てた。

 ところが、実はそれらの卵は腐っていなかったのだ。いい感じで温められた卵はどうなったのかというと・・・? 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52261106.html

【動画】 公民館で子どもが美術品にイタズラして破壊、賠償金1500万円を家族に請求

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アメリカ・カンザス州の公民館で、奥に見える美術品の像に、5歳の男の子が抱きついている・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9855718.html

An epic jump. (Source: https://ift.tt/2K0OX8N)



An epic jump. (Source: https://ift.tt/2K0OX8N)

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とあるにゃんこのビデオボム。ニュース番組の生放映中に乱入してきた猫

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 想定外の被写体が写り込んでしまった写真なんかを、フォトボムって呼んだりするけれど(関連記事1とか2とか3とか)、動画の場合はビデオボムという言い方もあるみたい。

 今日はテレビの生放送中に、うっかりビデオボムと化してしまったにゃんこをご紹介しちゃおう。

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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52261271.html

今日の地震で阪急電車が座席を使った避難方法を披露、驚きの声あふれる

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大きな座席を外す。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9855938.html

世界の風変わりな10の死の儀式

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 不確かなことだらけの人生において、確実なことが1つある。それはいつか必ず死を迎えるということだ。

 いつの日か、科学の進歩によってそれを克服できる時もあるかもしれないが、それは当分先のこととなるだろう。

 文化や宗教に応じて、死者は火葬されたり土葬されたりするが、世界にはとても変わった死者の弔い方があるようだ。

 そこには宗教的な理由により自らその命を絶つ方法もある。
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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52261133.html