[time-nuts] Making a HP 10811 better
richard at karlquist.com
Tue Sep 20 01:05:34 UTC 2011
Bob Camp wrote:
> If you make a "true SC" the precision required in blank manufacture is
> quite tight for turns at HP10811 oven temperatures. The operation off turn
> is more a financial decision than an engineering choice. The part met spec
> with the crystals. Shipping stuff instead of scrapping it always makes the
> finance types happy
This is a perfect description of how HP and specifically
the Santa Clara Division was run. Money was always an
issue. Engineering was done on a "good enough" basis.
Many decisions were pragmatic. What would Bill and Dave have
done? The HP Way. Objective #1: make a profit. Etc.
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