DEC Large Computer Software Engineering Group Photo

This is the group I worked with for DEC in Marlboro from 1981 to 1985. It's Cost Center 341 (CC 341), and included TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and Layered Products (where I was) as I remember it. I think these were the best group of people I've worked with so far.

I'm not actually sure these were even shot in 1984. Might have been 1983 or even 1985. No markings on the slide mounts or anything useful like that.

As you can tell, these were shot in direct sunlight, and the group was too big for me to be able to put up a diffuser, or even use a fill flash, to soften the light any. Then, the slides were 20 years old when I scanned them, which probably hasn't helped any. And my LS-2000 scanner doesn't really like dense slides all that much. Applied Science Fiction can only do so much.

One of the drawbacks of getting called on to shoot pictures like this is that I'm not in them.

Even the small versions of these are fairly large -- 1000 to 1200 pixels across. When you're trying to recognize people in a group this large, you need all the pixels you can get.

Layered Products group, I think
Layered Products group, I think
Monitor group, I think
Monitor group, I think
Although there are a number of key people missing, if that's really what it is. But then I'm not sure any of them were ever seen in daylight.
Big group -- everybody
Big group -- everybody
Really large version of big group (360k)
Really large version of big group (360k)
D variant
D variant
Digital Equipment Corporation LCG Software Engineering group picture, 1984ish
D variant headstrip
D variant headstrip
LCG Software Engineering group in 1984, 360kb file showing just the heads.
Early HSC50 disk subsystem in the computer lab in Digital Equipment Corporations Marboro plant (MRO1-2 I believe). Shot in 1984 -- with permission, even; Peter Hurley arranged for me to bring the camera in and make some photos for a presentation to the salesforce, and we also did the group photos that day. HSC50
Development DECSYSTEM-20 and HSC50 disk subsystem in lab on MRO1-2 (Digital Equipment Corporation Marlboro plant). I don't think this was KL2102 or KL2137. Note that the note at middle left is written on the back of a punch card, even at DEC in 1984 (I wouldn't have been able to tell you where a card reader or a keypunch were when I worked there). DECSYSTEM-20; HSC50
Development DECSYSTEM-20 and HSC50 disk subsystem in the computer lab in Digital Equipment Corporation's MRO1-2 plant. I don't currently remember the name of the guy at the LA-36. The sign over the system might mean it was names something ending in "onco"; anybody remember? DECSYSTEM-20; HSC50
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