David Bunnell (1982), Boca Diary, PC Magazine Vol 1 No.2, April May 1982
Article “Boca Diary” by David Bunnell, PC Magazine Publisher and Editor in Chief is about his visit to Boca Raon in December 1981 to “vist the birthplace of what could turn out to be the most synamic electronic product of the decade – the IBM Personal Computer. David visits the PC’s birthplace in Boca Raton, Florida, for a first-hand report on the how-and-whys of the IBM Personal Computer. Don Estridge, the IBM executive in charge of the Personal Computer, shares insight into the PC’s design and other. discusses that in 1981 members of the IBM PC design team “were particularly intrigued by Tecmar Scientific Solutions, the Cleveland engineering company which, at that time, had already developed more than 20 options, including a PC expansion box.” Article includes interview with IBM personnel.
This article is by David Bunnell, the PC Magazine publisher about his visit to Boca Raton in December 1981 “to visit the birthplace of what could turn out to be the most dynamic electronic product of the decade – the IBM Personal Computer.”
Excerpt from the article:
“Our first two visitor were Bill Syndes, Engineering Manager, Entry Systems Business and David Bradley, Manager of Entry Systems Business Architecture. I (David Bunnell) asked them about the open-bus structure of the Personal Computer and how they felt about third-party companies selling such things as IBM PC-compatible memory boards. Sydnes told me that the PC was definitely “designed to be open.” He and Bradley were very interested in hearing about these products and they were fascinated that so many were already available. They were particularly intrigued by Tecmar Scientific Solutions, the Cleveland engineering company which, at the time, had already developed more than 20 options, including a PC expansion box.”