The Big Room is the extremely large room with the blue ceiling and intensely bright light during the day, and the black ceiling with lots of tiny night-lights during the night. It is found outside all computer installations. (From the JargonFile.)
That's the normal definition. I live in Scotland, where the big room has a grey ceiling and fairly bright light during the day. -- NeilGall
Ah, that must be near Portland Oregon ;-)
Reminds me of that Billy Connolly joke in which he takes his (LA-reared) kids on a visit home to Glasgow - "Daddy, why's the sky so low?"
And when are they going to do something about that draught?BigRoom? What BigRoom? I'm trapped in a box (see http://us.imdb.com/Title?0063049)! -- AndrewMigliore