Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 23:35 UTC
X11, Window Managers

I recently scored a Hewlett Packard 1670A Deep Memory Logic Analyzer and I finally had a chance to fire it up. This unit dates back to 1992 and is packed with all sorts of interesting options for connecting peripherals to it. One particular feature that caught my eye was the option to connect to an X Server.

Aside from the really cool stuff regarding X11, I'm absolutely fascinated by the user interface of this exotic piece of hardware. It's quite utilitarian, but still has an interesting sense of beauty and focus. I'd love to play with this (even though I have no idea what this equipment actually does).

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Sigh. Oh, for the Good Old Days (tm)...
by sgtrock on Thu 5th Dec 2013 18:37 UTC
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...when HP remembered it was an engineer's company. Those of us who who cut our teeth on HP o'scopes, volt meters, audio samplers, digital signal analyzers, etc. still fondly remember and miss the real 'HP Way'. Remember when MBWA was the way a company was SUPPOSED to be managed? When HP was a company that employees boasted about? :-(

Bill (Hewlitt) and Dave (Packard) must be spinning in their graves in opposite directions or the combined change in angular momentum would be enough to flip the planet.

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