The Symbolics Lisp Machine Museum memorializes the Symbolics Lisp Machine ( LispM ) and the company that developed and manufactured it, Symbolics. Symbolics offered an unparalleled object-oriented software development environment in the following areas: 3D Graphics, Expert Systems, Knowledge Based Systems, Modeling, Multi-Processing, Neural Networks, Rapid Prototyping and Simulation. The company was a spinoff from MIT’s AI Lab and, in the 80’s and early 90’s, Symbolics’ research and development staff (first at MIT, and then later at the company) produced a number of major innovations in software technology.
SMBX.org is the official online home of the Symbolics Lisp Machine Museum. The main contributors to this online museum are Symbolics alumni who have come together to share information, resources, experiences, humor, etc., with museum visitors.
Some of us put in a lot of years of our lives at Symbolics trying to create something new and better. Along the way, we made a lot of friends. The friendships and the memories have proven to be more enduring than the product. The network of personal friendships and contacts persist today, in some cases more than 25 years after the fact.
The Symbolics Museum is a work in progress and we’re always looking for new content to add. If you have access to, or know of, some interesting Symbolics content, please tell us about it at the Contact | Feedback page. Content can include: digital images, videos, text, URL links, etc.