Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Data General Eagle: Tom West and an old paper of mine

Tom West died recently. He was made briefly famous by a Tracy Kidder book, The Soul of a New Machine.

Reading his story, I remembered that I co-wrote* an essay on the Eagle project, drawing from Kidder's book and interviews with Data General veterans. It was written using MORE 3.1 @1996. I liked the paper and I eventually put a PDF online in 2001. It's still available from my old archived FrontPage web site: The Data General Eagle Super-minicomputer : A project management paper.

The lessons of those days still apply today. Not much has changed ...

1 comment:

Jessamyn said...

Ah memories. This was fun to go back and read.