Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Blog

I ain't cut out for this high-falutin' math

Don Dodge
1/25/2011 01:03 PM EST

 6 comments   post a comment
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
fej1
User Rank
Author
re: I ain't cut out for this high-falutin' math
fej1   2/2/2011 4:32:36 AM
NO RATINGS
I too have an amusing IBM story, but it's not a prank or joke. http://laughtonelectronics.com/comm_mfg/commercial_ibm1130.html (FWIW the other content on my site is comparatively serious.)

daleste
User Rank
Author
re: I ain't cut out for this high-falutin' math
daleste   1/29/2011 8:37:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Great story. I guess this is why you can't get schematics any more. Now everything is integrated into a chip, so it is hard to hack the hardware. But there is so much software to mess with.

bcarso
User Rank
Author
re: I ain't cut out for this high-falutin' math
bcarso   1/27/2011 4:41:07 PM
NO RATINGS
Good conjecture. More likely the age factor was just incidental---although clearly he knew his stuff.

zeeglen
User Rank
Author
re: I ain't cut out for this high-falutin' math
zeeglen   1/26/2011 7:34:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Possibly this guy was a lab-type engineer whom the techs called for in desperation. The clue is the "white coat". Being one who did not normally visit customers the suit-and-tie policy might not apply.

bcarso
User Rank
Author
re: I ain't cut out for this high-falutin' math
bcarso   1/26/2011 5:45:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Love it! But how did Big Blue ever sanction the superannuated tech's departure from the dress code? I guess he must have just been that good.

More Blogs
A veteran graphics analyst takes AMD’s first graphics card with stacked memory out for a test drive.
New York's gain is Europe's loss as Austria's AMS grabs headlines with an innovative plan to rent rather than own its next wafer fab.
Consumers need to feel confident that the smart home will not become a Trojan horse for malware.
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Advanced designs are more complex and larger than ever before and designers are balancing between accuracy and performance for large scale memory simulation and verification, fine-tuning options and settings for each circuit type
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week