Jocelyn Tait  
  Electrical and Computer  
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A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY  
 
 
     In 1978, partnered with a Computer Scientist who specialized in operating systems and compilers, I formed Symbionics, to undertake contracts which Tarot was unwilling or ill-equipped to accept.  This co-development and strategic alliance augmented Tarot's core technologies with a second locus for R&D, and established a complimentary presence with software and systems emphasis.   As Symbionics, we also provided individualized services, to our own customers,  on a custom basis.  Some of our projects included locating an obscure error in a hard disk controller, writing a word processor and integrating it with a custom operating system, providing protoypes of and firmware for custom designed devices, testing and correcting custom software, and preparing contract proposals for companies who intended make bids to the Canadian government. 
     In October 1979, I presented the paper, "Self-Configuring Computing Systems" (which essentially predicted Plug and Play achitecture and infrared IrDA interfaces), to the IEEC&E. 
     In 1982, I provided contract expertise to Poynton Vector Corporation, in the development of a frame buffer for images received from the Shuttle.  During the decade from 1985 to 1995, this equipment converted the field-sequential color television signal from the Space Shuttle to NTSC form, for viewing, recording, and distribution to the television networks. 
     In 1983, when my partner moved to the United States, I finished the contracts which were pending and discontinued the business. 
     From 1978 to 1983, I was active, concurrently, in both Tarot Electronics and Symbionics.
 
 
 
 
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