Well, I'm one of the UROPs who wirewrapped under Bill Kelly's
tutelage. I was there in 1976-77 (or could have been 77-78) and built
the digital side of the Soundbox. I.e. the FIFO-based delay buffers
that took audio from the Interdata and fed the Digital-to-Analog
converters that ran the speakers.
It's been great watching ArchMach turn into the Media Lab, never from very far away. I graduated in 1980, worked at Digital for a year, then I spent ~6 years at the Cognitive Science Center in the 80's, wound up at BBN for 12+ years and am now at the MIT Museum working on what we call the Museum Without Walls and we're working with people at the Media Lab.
-- Allan Doyle http://museum.mit.edu/mwow http://www.eogeo.org/Members/adoyle +1.781.433.2695