In 1987, LF/Technologies donated this CUBIX machine to Stargate. Originally intended to uplink Usenet newsgroups, the starcube machine ran UNIX System V release 2 on an Intel 80286 processor. Innovative features included a built-in UPS, 8mm tape drive for backups, 8 serial ports, and cubic shape.
The dumb terminal at right is the console.
When the Stargate project was discontinued, starcube became Thompson’s personal workstation, used for UUCP Zone administration.