[time-nuts] Help with HP 8640B generator
wb6bnq at cox.net
Fri Sep 5 18:38:40 EDT 2008
That is one hell of a convoluted explanation. On the other hand I cannot believe in today's world people would not know what a cubicle is.
A cubicle is what most people would call an office. The difference is most offices have normal full size walls and a door. The cubicle has no doors and the walls are usually short.
If you have a building with a very large open space and you divide the space with 6 foot high wall dividers interlocked to form a series of boxes with individual openings, that is a what a cubicle is. Of course, there are isles (walk ways) inbetween groups of these cubicles for access.
"Lux, James P" wrote:
> In a message dated 05/09/2008 05:23:56 GMT Daylight Time, richard at karlquist.com writes:
> Trivia: The engineer who designed that chip for HP 35 years ago has the cubicle next to me at Agilent Labs! It was considered very advanced at the time.
> The cubicle?
> Think of it as many nested boxes, within the building there is a room, within the room there is a cubicle, within the cubicle there is a piece of test equipment, within the test equipment there is a oven enclosure, within the oven enclosure there is a box, within the box there is an oscillator, within the oscillator there is a crystal housing, within the crystal housing there is a chunk o' rock, upon which everything rests...
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