CADTEL in Phoenix, Arizona, commissioned me to take their work stations and simplify, make them shippable, and add smaller field workstations. Starting in 1985, the evolution in the furniture reflected the changes in the technology inside them. In 1994 the last shipment left Washington State for Arizona, made obsolete by advancements in the digital field. This mapping system was the forerunner to the ESRI GIS Mapping we had today. I remember seeing the first prototype city maps for computers, first used by emergency responders, and now part of any smart phone, and built into autos. My first brush with computers was 1965 IBM systems with keypunch cards and reel to reel tapes. The 370 model we had at the railroad took 900 square feet of space! My cell phone has more power today! The evolution is wonderful.
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