Discover Server Security News
Take the Exclusive Tour of GitHub
The first thing you see upon arrival at GitHub's brand new San Francisco headquarters is Ryan Tomayko's Macbook Pro. This beat-up old laptop is where Tomayko, one of the company's first engineers, created the "pull request" -- the all-important way of contributing software code (and all sorts of other stuff) to projects housed on the company's web service, a contraption that has redefined the way the world builds things.
The Macbook is considered an historic artifact, and it's preserved as a museum piece. You can still see the black duct tape that Tomayko stuck on the left side of the machine to keep it from shocking him, covering a spot where his hands had worn down the machine's metal casing.
The link for this article located at Wired is no longer available.