Old Computer Companies

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Mon Feb 3 14:50:00 2003

On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Alan Perry wrote:

> OK, what happened to the things that made Burroughs Burroughs? I worked
> there from 1986 to 1989. The B1000 machines were EOL'ed when I got

  I was AT MPG in Camarillo, CA for a part of that time frame, as a QA
Engineer on the various office products running under BTOS on the
'Slices'. Probably - no, for *sure* - the singularly most boring job I've
ever suffered thru. But it paid the Bills after my first foray into
Entrepreneurship ended up where most such do... on the expensive

> there and I pretty much had the B1965 at Lake Forest (Orange Co., CA) to

  Small World dept: My 11/44 came from that facility, and supervised all
the building facilities stuff: power, HVAC, and production line alarms.

  So if you blew something up, shorted something out, or called for
Unauthorized Sector Environmental Temperature Mis-regulation (because it
was 'too warm' in your office, and you adjusted the Thermostat
yourself...) my machine is the one that ratted on you. ;}


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