Blast from the Past – SI Releases Computerized Root Cause Analysis Workstation!
January 1994 – 21 years ago!
The first computerized root cause analysis workstation was released by System Improvements on January 1994. We called it the “Investigation Team Workstation”. What did it include?
1. MacTapRooT® Software (version 1.0 – Mac version).
2. Events & Causal Factors Charting Template and MacFlow Software (version 1.0 – mac version).
3. A Macintosh Plus.
4. A portable inject printer.
5. A Mac backpack to haul it all.
This was semi-portable and way ahead of it’s time.
I thought I had a picture of me using it (I actually took it on a plane to use in an investigation) but I can’t seem to find it (way before digital pictures – we were still using Polaroids for investigation photos).
We sold several to clients who wanted to computerize their root cause analysis (we actually became a Mac reseller for a short period of time).
We even updated the workstation to the PowerBook 165 when they came out later in 1994.
If anyone out there has a picture of our state-of-the-art system, send it to me!