United States Autodesk employees have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many educational institutions start the new school year immediately after this holiday.
Tomorrow, we will get back to working on our technology previews.
From the This Day in History site, on this day, September 5, in:
- 1774: The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.
- 1882: 10,000 workers marched in the first Labor Day parade in New York City.
- 1885: The first gasoline pump was delivered to a gasoline dealer in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- 1906: The first legal forward pass in an American football game was executed by Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider.
- 1953: The first privately operated atomic reactor started supplying power to Raleigh, North Carolina.
- 1958: The first color video recording on magnetic tape was presented in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- 1960: Cassius Clay (a.k.a., Muhammad Ali) captured the Olympic light heavyweight gold medal.
- 1977: The United States launched Voyager 1 toward a fly-by of Jupiter and Saturn.
- 1980: The world's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in the Swiss Alps, opened.
- 1982: Eddie Hill set a propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph.
- 1983: Elmer Trettr set the record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph at the end of a 440 yard motorcycle run from a standing start.
So although a lot of noteworthy things have happened on this day, responding to technology feedback in 2016 will not be among them. :-)
Today, labor is not alive in the lab.