Zippy the Pinhead – Unofficial Symbolics Mascot

Zippy the Pinhead was the unofficial internal Symbolics “mascot”.zippy the pinhead

Zippy Trivia: The legendary Space Cadet keyboard had parentheses on non-shifted keys, to make them easier to type. The big keys were labelled with a square, a circle, and a triangle. Jim Cherry, designer of hardware and CAD tools at Symbolics, famously named these “blockhead”, “roundhead”, and “pinhead”.

The Symbolics Lisp Machine Museum memorializes the Symbolics Lisp Machine (LispM) and the company that developed and manufactured it, Symbolics. Thank you for visiting.