August 19, 2016

InfoWorld - July 23, 1984: Convergent Technologies designs computers for name-brand makers

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Convergent Technologies designs computers for name-brand makers

This is a fantastic article that a friend just pointed out to me.

It chronicles some company insights and culture into a time when the MiniFrame had just been developed, and just on the cusp of the "secret" Convergent-built AT&T UNIX PC 7300 project. 
Two MiniFrames


Steve Blank has a strong presence even today.  I love his writings of:
and
and
(where Steve actually hyperlinks this very article)



This is one of my favorite segments:

Of course, in retrospect, that is a dead giveaway, since the AT&T UNIX PC 7300 is indeed, based on the Motorola 68000





The first dates I've ever seen on a MightyFrame are from 1986, so this is just a year or so before its first manufacture.