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Offline bigdawg

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Best memoirs for your favorite electronics/tech companies
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:12:54 am »
Just the other day I found the HP memory project http://hpmemoryproject.org/timeline/company/memories_home.htm which has memoirs of some key people who worked there for 40+ years. HP is a very special company for me; I used their equipment in my high school (instead of tek!!) for my electronics based science project (it was a clap switch), and then in college and grad school even after changing my major a few times, I ended up using HP GC and HPLC; so it was safe to say that I got great kicks reading about how it all started and how they slowly expanded to include such a vast lineup of instruments.

I am wondering if any of y'all know of other projects of these kind for your own favorite companies. Examples could probably include IBM, bell labs, Varian (used lot o their stuff too) etc.
 

Offline helius

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Re: Best memoirs for your favorite electronics/tech companies
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 11:33:23 am »
folklore.org (Silicon Valley/Apple)
steveblank.com (Ardent, SuperMac, Radius)
www.art.net/~hopkins/Don/ (Sun, NeXT)
www.jwz.org (Lucid, Netscape)
http://therealmccrea.com/2014/01/09/january-1994-a-very-good-month/ (Silicon Graphics)
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Re: Best memoirs for your favorite electronics/tech companies
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 12:30:28 pm »
Great links helius; I'll check it out.

I found a document on early history of Varian:

http://www.cpii.com/docs/files/Varian%20Associates%20-%20An%20Early%20History.pdf
 

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Re: Best memoirs for your favorite electronics/tech companies
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 05:10:11 pm »
I second folklore.org for stories about the Macintosh development: http://www.folklore.org/

If you like HP history, HP9825.com has some great stories about early HP computer development: http://www.hp9825.com/

The transistor museum has a lot of oral histories of early transistor development: http://semiconductormuseum.com/Museum_Index.htm
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Re: Best memoirs for your favorite electronics/tech companies
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 05:21:35 am »
IET labs support documentation of General Radio's(GenRad) history, and product information.
http://www.ietlabs.com/genrad/index.html/
If you are a member of their Yahoo usergroups, I find it interesting how the members/employees tend to help each other.
If you own any North Hills Electronics gear, message me. L&N Fan
 



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