Artifact Details

Title

Gordon, Gary oral history

Catalog Number

102706895

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-03-01

Participants

Gordon, Gary, Interviewee
Steinbach, Gunter, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Saratoga, CA

Format

MOV

Description

Gary Gordon started his professional career at Hewlett-Packard in 1966 as the co-designer the arithmetic unit of the 5360 Computing Counter, HP’s first product using digital integrated circuits. That work inspired a number of new test instruments including the Logic Probe and Logic Analyzer. His next project was HP’s laser interferometer, and later at the HP spin-off Agilent Technologies he lead the design of a series of chemical and bioscience instruments including the ORCA robot. Gary is a named inventor on 79 patents including the modern optical computer mouse. In 2004 he retired as an Agilent Fellow to co-found Cambotics, designing and manufacturing robotic camera dollies for network TV studios. In 2007 he retired a second time to explore philanthropic engineering, writing image recognition software that allows paralyzed computer users to control a screen cursor with their gaze.

Category

Oral history

Subject

optical mouse; Correlation; Navigation; Frequency counter; Logic probe; logic analyzer; Interferometer; Chromatograph; Hewlett-Packard; Agilent; Cambotics

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8118.2017
 

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102706894 Gordon, Gary oral history