Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Sunshine Deserts' Audio-Visual Department

My nephew has found a box of slides. This seems to include
10 or so of motorcycle races
10 or so of scenery / random family weddings (there were a lot of these, of cousins, when I was little)
but, most excitingly,
40 or so screenshots of bits of software, presumably some sort of finite element thing, either related to my late brother's Ph.D. (abandoned), or the company he and a friend founded, or maybe when he worked for Olivetti. The software is of the coloured lines on a black background variety.
25 of them are numbered and presumably form a presentation.

There is also one labelled 'Tektronix 4010' and 75-9 showing a man with a beard sitting at, presumably, a Tektronix 4010 terminal, with some fine 1970s stylee curtains in the background, though the 4010 was green screen and the other slides are in colour.

Needless to say, I would quite like a better look at these, and certainly would like to share the one of the man with a beard sitting at a Tektronix 4010 terminal, so does anyone in the Oxford vicinity have a slide scanner I can borrow?

[ An old fart writes...
In my first job in the mid 80s I worked on some image processing software which was so seekrit we had to sit in a metal box lest evil spies reading our screens via Van Eck phreaking, yes, really. The software ran on a Prime 550 using a fine bit of equipment produced by a company called GEMS Of Cambridge. About the only reference to them on-line is this 1990 news story about another company acquiring their assets after they went bankrupt. One of the peripherals attached to the GEMS was some sort of smaller display designed to have a 35 mm film camera attached to it, I forget exactly what it looked like.]

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