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Project MAC
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project A project suggested by J C R Licklider; its founding
director was MIT Prof. Robert M Fano. MAC stood for
Multiple Access Computers on the 5th floor of Tech Square, and
Man and Computer on the 9th floor. The major efforts were
Corbato's Multics development and Marvin Minsky's
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In 1963 Project MAC
hosted a summer study, which brought many well-known computer
scientists to Cambridge to use CTSS and to discuss the
future of computing.