[ RadSafe ] End of an Era

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Mon Mar 5 12:53:18 CST 2007

Actually, this really is a shame. I hope that some of them make the  
move down to Ludlum. This has been in the works for some time now. If  
anyone needs backup manuals for older instruments, the time to ask is  

I hate Windows programs. I wish that scientific instrument  
manufacturers would provide linux software at a minimum.

I guess that loss on knowledge is one of dangers of selling out to  
large multinational corporations.


On Mar 5, 2007, at 11:39 AM, J. Marshall Reber wrote:

> I've just heard that Thermo Electron (Eberline) is closing their  
> Santa Fe operations.  All design, production, repair parts and  
> service personnel there are being let go, many experts with more  
> than 30 years of service will disappear.  R&D will move to Germany,  
> repair service will all be done in South Carolina.
> Throw out your little screwdrivers - - - future instrument  
> adjustment and calibrations will all be done by Windows program  
> interaction.  Digitize your thought processes or become out-of- 
> date!  All analog circuitry will be done by digital emulation.   
> People replaced by robots - - - where will it end?  Oh the  
> humanity, the humanity!!!
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