<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.
Funding for Project MAC was provided by the Information Processing Techniques
Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the US Department of
See also Early PL/I, MacLisp, MACSYMA, MDL, Multipop-68, OCAL.
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