This is a week of big changes at Tabblo, as we move from offices in Cambridge to the HP facility in Marlborough. It is a time of great dislocation while we figure out new commutes, new environments, new co-workers.
As it happens, coming up next week is the Lotus 25th Anniversary party, and with it, some historical photos of the early days at Lotus. I wasn’t at Lotus when these photos were taken, but I later worked with a number of the people pictured, so they bring back memories of my time at Lotus.
The HP building we’re moving into is the old Digital facility known as MRO1. As it happens, my last week of working for Digital, I had a cubicle in this building about 100 feet from where Tabblo now sits. So walking around this building brought back memories of people and project I worked on at Digital. Looking up some specfic names, I found this Powerpoint about the history of VMS. Again, I didn’t work on these projects, and wasn’t at Digital for much of the timeline, but I recognize people in the group shots.
All of this has made me feel a bit like I’ve come unstuck in time, as I re-connect with a number of points in my career. And it has made me realize that the pictures I take this week will become part of Tabblo’s history, are by definition already part of its history. Here are a few shots from our last day in Cambridge:
So consider this tabblo as an early entry in the Tabblo 25th Anniversary museum.