This was the facility that preceded the move to 215 Moffett Park Drive in Sunnyvale.
Located in Palo Alto in the Stanford Industrial Park, off Page Mill Road and just a block or so
away from Hewlett-Packard, this area was the very epicenter of early Silicon Valley.
Some free-associated memories:
- Tony The Truck and his Roach Coach - coffee, donuts, and...
- Coming in on weekends to use the WATS lines to make "free" long distance calls
- First thing every morning - check the jury-rigged mouse-traps to see what the night
- System going down after every coffee break, because more that one toilet got flushed at a time
causing loss of water-pressure (until the problem was isolated)
- The VW van used by one denizen as his apartment in the back parking lot. (Don't bother knocking if...)
- The Scottish denizen who drove either his Bentley (1953 R Type) or his new Lotus Super 7 to work every day
- Another denizen whose scratching habit wore a hole in the crotch of the pants he wore to work every day
- Stack processor, Janus, permanent files, TTY-Respond, and Scope 3.1.2
- Dress codes, and somebody (!) arriving at work in the requisite tie - but little else
- A well-lubricated anniversary lunch hosted by a former Marine, which got slightly out of hand
as he returned to march his employees in formation through the building and up the stairs and...
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