You walk into one of the hardware labs at PARC. You’re surrounded by scary machines with lasers and pointy bits. There are drawers and drawers of microprocessors, transistors, whatever you desire. Scalpels and screwdrivers in multiple shapes and sizes. There are three guys standing around something in the middle of the lab, pointing and discussing. You walk over and get a peek at what they’re cooking up. It’s a pumpkin. They’re discussing strategy for the inter-lab pumpkin carving contest.