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Terminal Oriented Social Science
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project (TOSS) The Cambridge Project Project MAC was an
ARPA-funded political science computing project. They worked
on topics like survey analysis and simulation, led by Ithiel
de Sola Pool, J.C.R. Licklider and Douwe B. Yntema. Yntema
had done a system on the MIT Lincoln Labs TX-2 called the
Lincoln Reckoner, and in the summer of 1969 led a Cambridge
Project team in the construction of an experiment called TOSS.
TOSS was like Logo, with matrix operators. A major
feature was multiple levels of undo, back to the level of
the login session. This feature was cheap on the Lincoln
Reckoner, but absurdly expensive on Multics.