Inside the labs at Microsoft, HP and IBM

Growing up I was always on a computer when I got home from school. My dad had a Apple IIe with two disk drives and a lot of games/applications. I would get on it everyday until I got a 286 from one of my parents friends who got a new 386. I think the brand was Compaq and it was amazing when I got it. Windows 3.1 was an awesome Windows based application browser. Then on to 386, 486, and I skipped to 686 somewhere in there too before heading to college. When I was in college I basically spent all my time in a computer lab and now get paid to do the same at work. Growing up I never imagined working in a computer lab but now I am and loving it. It got me thinking of what other companies provide such a great lab to do work and research. Microsoft, HP, and IBM are 3 of those companies and here is a great article to give you some insight into their labs and how they got started.

Inside the labs at Microsoft, HP and IBM: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/112910-inside-the-labs-at-microsoft.html?page=1

Growing up I was always on a computer when I got home from school. My dad had a Apple IIe with two disk drives and a lot of games/applications. I would get on it everyday until I got a 286 from one of my parents friends who got a new 386. I think the brand was Compaq and it was amazing when I got it. Windows 3.1 was an awesome Windows based application browser. Then on to 386, 486, and I skipped to 686 somewhere in there too before heading to college. When I was in college I basically spent all my time in a computer lab and now get paid to do the same at work. Growing up I never imagined working in a computer lab but now I am and loving it. It got me thinking of what other companies provide such a great lab to do work and research. Microsoft, HP, and IBM are 3 of those companies and here is a great article to give you some insight into their labs and how they got started.

Inside the labs at Microsoft, HP and IBM: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/112910-inside-the-labs-at-microsoft.html?page=1