CEO Sheryl Handler - whose background included interior design, landscape architecture, city planning, and third-world resource planning - built a lavish office that included huge open spaces, an enormous marble archway, and even a plush cafeteria staffed with its very own gourmet chef.
With the impressively inept Sheryl Handler
at the helm - the CEO who prioritized things like publishing a cookbook with recipes from their cafeteria instead of, say, trying to sell their increasingly useless Connection Machine - Thinking Machines
quickly sank and filed for bankruptcy a short two years later.
Sheryl Handler went on to found Ab Initio Software Corporation, where she is still the CEO. (Quite an accomplishement for someone referred to as "impressively inept" in the post.) Several thunkos (former TMC employees) joined her in the founding of the company.
made sure everything we did was aesthetically pleasing and our machines and literature were works of art.