[time-nuts] Help with HP 8640B generator
daun at yeagley.net
Sat Sep 6 01:50:28 EDT 2008
Actually, amazing that it might seem, even high level managers (like a
division manager) at Agilent only have cubicles. (usually they are a bit
larger and fancier than the "regulars", but finding a real office is
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Thomas A. Frank
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 11:39 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Help with HP 8640B generator
> 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...
Collapsing down toward infinity. Fractal engineering at its finest.
Perhaps my experience in engineering for the gov't differs a bit from that
found at such a high end company, but I would have expected that at that
level of seniority, those folks usually rate an office with a door...or is
that sort of thing reserved solely for management?
Tom Frank, KA2CDK
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