AT&T Related Shirts

These shirts were collected before we lost our shirts in the massive layoffs of 2002.

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AT&T Cares - detailAT&T Cares - frontAT&T Cares - logoAT&T Cares - backAT&T Cares - pioneers

2001 - The AT&T Cares program helps local communities by allowing an employee to volunteer one day out of a year.  For painting bird cages at the Raptor Trust, I got one of the "AT&T Cares" shirts.  After the painful layoffs in 2002, an appropriate slogan is "AT&T Cares Not."  I'm still thinking about joining the  TelecomPioneers.

RRHoF - detailRRHoF - front

1998 - While this is not a limited edition, I did buy it at the limited-invitation re-opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sponsored by AT&T on April 2, 1998 when we unveiled our AAC jukebox.

a2b music - detaila2b music - front

1997 - a2b music was our attempt to do iTunes using our MPEG-2 AAC coder, but we couldn't get cooperation from any of the major record labels for anything more than a few dozen selected tracks.  So we tried again by licensing Indie music for

Olympics - logoOlympics - frontOlympics - Atlanta

1996 - AT&T was an offical partner for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.  The company sold commemorative clothing to employees.  This was one of my favorite jackets.

Euphony - detailEuphony - front

1995 - The Euphony chip is a low cost RISC processor with DSP functions and ATM interface.  Euphony was developed by the Research Initiatives Laboratory (Lab 1128) of AT&T Labs Research as a low cost AAC/PAC decoder and for experiments in digital audio and home networking.  Euphony samples were available to anyone in AT&T in 1996.  See also - Euphony chip logos and PAC logo.

VCOS - detailVCOS - frontDSP Multimedia - detailDSP Multimedia - front

c. 1994 - VCOS (Visible Cachine Operating System) ran on the AT&T DSP3210.  Visible caching enabled "swapping" of instruction and data segments into on-chip memory, greatly improving performance.  Without VCOS, it would have been difficult to multi-task the DSP MIDI synthesizer with the other DSP applications.  Our group of 12 worked 60-hour weeks for a year on DSP Multimedia, and then got laid-off by AT&T MicroElectronics in 1994.

EMu - logoEMu - frontEMu - back

c. 1993 - For the VCOS MIDI synthesizer, we contracted with E-Mu Systems for the sound library.  An expanded version of this library was later used as the default SoundFont for the Creative Labs Soundblaster 16 AWE.  I got the shirt during a visit to E-Mu Systems in Scotts Valley, CA.  See also -  SoundFont Trademark.

Peter face - logoPeter face - frontPeter face - gardePeter face - back

c. 1992 - The Peter Face T-shirt - Of course Peter's face -- stylized with the AT&T "Death Star" -- was on t-shirts which we all wore "proudly", and some people sparingly gave them out at conferences as treasured gifts.  The backside reads, "where the avant garde meets the rear guard."

XUNET - detailXUNET - frontXUNET - logoXUNET - back

c. 1990 - XUNET was the "eXperimental University NETwork" research project sponsored by AT&T Bell Labs Research, Murray Hill, NJ.  It started in 1987.  Primary university participants were the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  See also - XUNET logos.

Summer - detailSummer - front

1989 - Ramon Caceres laid out this array of faces to commemorate the summer 1989 interns at Murray Hill.  "One of these ... is not like the others ..."

Datakit - logoDatakit - frontDatakit - teamDatakit - sweatshirtRadian - detailRadian - front

c. 1986 - As part of the 1984 divestiture, Datakit was also split into two similar but incompatible products -- Datakit® VCS (Virtual Circuit Switch) from AT&T Network Systems and ISN (Information Systems Network) from AT&T Information Systems.  The RADIAN controller software ran on both sets of hardware, so that a unified network could be built from a mix of VCS and ISN nodes with the help of a common trunk module.

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