Hewlett Packard A2094 Monitor (Standard RGB ?)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Mon Dec 13 18:22:46 1999

Worse yet, they were rewarded! What was really crazy was that I could do
all the stuff I needed done on my desktop PC, but the department madated
that the HP system be used, which meant that although my design was complete
and the boards sent out for wirewrap and returned, tested, etc, while the
first-level simulations are still (well the project was cut short ...) in
day-for-day slip (for over 10 years now) because HP's simulation model
libraries used the same filenames, yet their content was mixed, i.e.
different simulation timing resolutions, etc. They had no models for
currrent generation (then) parts, so each component had to be ordered
separately at HUGE cost. In the time it took the thing to simuate a single
flip-flop, I could walk the considerable distance to my office, start up my
PC-XT, ( I had to bring my own because the company preferred MAC's, for
which no useful software existed) load the software and the files and run
and subsequently print my simulation, and still had time to walk back to my
diligently running $50K workstation and drink a cup of coffee waiting for it
to finish the simulation. A typical simulation that took 20 seocnds on my
PC-XT took 15-30 minutes on the HP, and that was only in the rare instance
when everything worked.

During the year that these guys made their trade study, they didn't consider
machines from Mentor, Daisy, or Cadnetix, which were the three leaders in
the industry at the time. In fact, neither of them had even heard of those
three. Now, I think they should have been fired, not paid multiple tens of
K-bucks in "performance awards" for this boondoggle.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey l Kaneko <jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, December 13, 1999 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: Hewlett Packard A2094 Monitor (Standard RGB ?)

>On Mon, 13 Dec 1999 08:44:04 -0700 "Richard Erlacher" <edick_at_idcomm.com>
>> "real" work. HP got into CAE in '88 when they bought Apollo, and
>> it was getting out in '91, leaving everyone who'd bought their
>> hardware/software in the lurch. Meanwhile, Martin promoted and/or paid
>> bonuses to the fools who had bought in to the previously unheard-of and
>> inexperienced CAE/CAD vendor HP turned out to be.
>> Dick
>So it *really* is true then: 'Nobody ever got fired for buying HP'.
>Why pay more to get Web access?
>Try Juno for FREE -- then it's just $9.95/month if you act NOW!
>Get your free software today: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.
Received on Mon Dec 13 1999 - 18:22:46 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:31:55 BST