My first real job opened the door to a world of leading edge
product design and manufacture. This 1 year contract was arranged
through the University of the West of England to gain valuable
experience in the field of product engineering.
The product I worked on was a 24GB DAT tape backup system, quite
special for 1996 standards.
Printed circuit inside (later generation)
The bare drives
Me and my three computers! 486 PC (left), HP 100LX palmtop
(middle) and an HP 3000 workstation (right)
Me and Andy
Arthur Woo & Andy Hanna
All nights seemed to end like this. This one is after a night at
The crème de la crème of R&D (Fancy dress competition)
Leaving do. I'm centre right, in blue holding up a sword.
Very nice location in Filton, North Bristol,
right next door to a building site that became the 'Defence
Procurement Agency' which employs 4,600 staff!
'The Farmhouse'. This was the training room, gym squash at rear!