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Bell Labs , frustrated by the size and complexity of Multics but not the aims, slowly pulled out of the project. What we wanted to preserve was not just a good environment in which to do programming , but a system around which a fellowship could form. We knew from experience that the essence of communal computing, as supplied by remote-access, time-shared machines, is not just to type programs into a terminal instead of a keypunch , but to encourage close communication. In the late s, Bell Labs was involved in a project with MIT and General Electric to develop a time-sharing system, called Multiplexed Information and Computing Service Multics , allowing multiple users to access a mainframe simultaneously. Dissatisfied with the project's progress, Bell Labs management ultimately withdrew.