Pang: Sachs and Yurchenco talked about going up and visiting PARC. Did you go on that trip?
Hovey: I can remember going up and seeing the Star system. I do remember doing that, but I can't remember the context. It might have been in the context of the mouse project, it might have been later or earlier, for a product design class, but I don't connect the dots.
Pang: But even if it was connected to this project, there weren't any big revelations that came out of the visit, it sounds like.
Hovey: No, I just remember thinking that there was lot of money being spent on stuff I didn't really understand, and a lot of smart people, but I don't remember on the tour coming away with, "Oh, let's do that now." There was something going on with networking, or networking and printing, that was pretty leading-edge, but there wasn't a strong sense of personal benefit in it for me personally. I think it was more just a wonderful experience wandering the halls and seeing all this equipment, and all these people.