The Soul of a New Machine - The Last Crunch Summary & Analysis

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The Last Crunch Summary and Analysis

By August, vice president Carl Carman was asking when the debugging would be finished. Rasala replied that he didn't know when. The Eagles had to be programmed by the Software Department and the date for this kept being postponed. The staff had awards that they made up and awarded to their own. The machines still had problems but the problems were harder to find. By this time, Josh Rosen had quit and Jon Blau had become a Hardy Boy. Blau was working on debugging the ALU. Rasala took it very hard when Rosen left.

Even though they had four Eagle prototypes, they still have problems with everyone getting the proper amount of time on the machines that they required for the debugging and other work. "Scheduling 'machine time' was tricky, and an engineer keeping quirky hours could...

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