Digital Audio Video Device


Digital AV WS

The original digital optical presentation device I proposed didn't gain much traction, even as similar devices soon starting appearing. For example the VideoShow device, which used 5.25" floppy disks which had a 1.2Mb capacity. This time I decided to use Pagemaker and Illustrator to create a desktop published document and I would present it to the whole EPD management team. This time I would suggest using a Mac II as the basis for a audio/visual workstation. I'd found out that Kodak was manufacturing Macintosh II motherboards for Apple, at the Elmgrove Plant.

I think this was the meeting that caused the marketing manager to tell my supervisor to have me cease and desist any talk of computers. Most everyone at the meeting was silent throughout, so I wasn't sure if they were following. Afterward, several managers told me it was a good presentation. I was really nervous, and sweating, because I'd worn a tie for the meeting. Here I was, a lowly technician, (not even an electronics tech) telling engineering, sales, marketing and product team managers what the future of imaging would look like. However, I was one of the only people in the division who was an artist/photographer and actually owned a personal computer. I was the target audience for digital products and I knew what was needed.


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