on January 14, 2013
in week 1
Going through the David Bell article which reminded me of this piece of equipment. I was working in London in 1988 and the company decided on a big investment, not quite this juggernaut, but a cut down version wich was still something in the region of £30K, but just a PC, monitor and camera to output all the slides. It was a big commmercial decision for this AV company to invest in a PC and churn out slides, in stead of doing these via a rostrum camera (I don’t think I have used this word in the last 20 years…) [interesting for linguistics] It gave them a competitive edge and me the honour of being in charge of a computer slifes library. I think I spent a week or two ‘digitising’ the Lloyds bank logo, the horse, pixel per pixel….
well, with a name like that, how is it not with us today?!? I really want an Imaginator…
I worked on one of these for several years, doing logos, presentation graphics – some for multiprojector shows. For it’s time, it was a *wonderful* piece of equipment. Honestly, I miss the responsiveness of RISC processors…but I certainly don’t miss the storage and memory limitations.
The ergonomic design was truly “win”. Would love to see something like this again with current technology, but with this “station” design…for it’s time, it was beautiful.
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