Other companies, like IBM, would not have given them the opportunity to play such a major role in a project like the Eagle project did. This interesting book shows the reader how the Eagle came into being.
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Basically, there is very little direction from management. The different groups are left to negotiate their own problems, when problems arise. There is no manager that they can run to make a decision or to make assignments. This book is exciting reading for anyone who wants to learn about computers or some of the history of the computer industry.
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Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June It chronicles the experiences of a computer engineering team racing to design a next-generation computer at a blistering Album) under tremendous pressure.
The book opens with a turf war between two computer design groups within Data General Corporationa minicomputer vendor in the s. Most of the senior designers are assigned the "sexy" job of designing the next-generation machine in North Carolina. Meanwhile, at the corporate headquarters at Westborough, Massachusettsthe few remaining senior designers there are assigned the much more humble job of improving Data General's existing products. Tom Westthe leader of the Westborough designers, starts a skunkworks project.
Code-named "Eagle", it becomes a backup plan in case Fountainhead fails, and then the company's only hope in catching up with DEC. In order to complete the project on time, West takes risks: he elects to use new technology, and he relies on new college graduates who have never designed anything so complex as the bulk of his design team.
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Instead of management having to coerce labor to work harder, labor volunteers to complete the project on time.
The reason for this is that people will give their best when the work itself is challenging and rewarding.
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