Seymour Koenig  tells the tale of one such student, Maurice Eisenstadt, who was also an accomplished musician. He disappeared one day along with Dr. Eckert's secretary, Frone Lund. They returned a month later married, having eloped to Scotland. Eisenstadt had the full highland regalia including bagpipes, which he taught himself to play in the Watson Penthouse at 6:00am every day. When IBM called to ask why he was punching in at 6:00am, Dr. Koenig said "to play bagpipes" and no more was said. Eisenstadt became good enough to earn spots in Brigadoon and PDQ Bach.
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