Elliot is sort of the utility infielder of computer engineering.
(For those not enamored with Baseball terms, it means that he can do a
little of everything -- "play all the bases", as it were). (If
you aren't in North America, think of him as the midfielder of
After graduating with a BSEE 23 years ago, he has worked mostly for
computer companies, like Prime Computer (now defunct), Encore
Computer (now defunct), Data General (now defunct),
and Lexra (now defunct). Throw in a 2-year consulting stint at
Avid (still with us).
About half of those years have been spent
designing hardware (chips, processors), and the other half, software. Most recently,
Elliot was an architect at Cadence Design Systems designing software
and solutions for hardware
Elliot founded and sold (twice) Wellspring Solutions, a software company
that developed and marketed
a commercial Verilog hardware simulator.
Elliot received a BSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology
in 1981 and came close
enough to an MSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
in the mid-1980's (1 credit
short, long story).
(If you like progressive rock music, check out his other
time-sink at Delicious Agony
Elliot also designed this web site, which is why his entry is
longer than Bob's.
Bob got the idea for Filehand Search while looking for needles in
a haystack. Its not that he's very disorganized, but
all too often he used to visit Google to find a document that he
knew was already on his computer somewhere (haven't you done
Eventually Bob started prototyping his approach to a personal
search engine, which was based upon the simple notion that searching for
files on his PC should be as fast and easy as searching for files on
the internet. After producing three generations of the program for
his own use and sharing it with friends, Bob teamed up with Elliot
to refine the concept and bring it to market.
For the five years prior to founding Filehand, Bob was a CPU
architect and chip designer with Lexra Inc. Before Lexra, Bob
spent 17 years at Data General Corp where he was a microprogrammer,
hardware designer, and CPU architect.
Bob has maintained a keen interest in programming throughout his
career as a hardware engineer. He has written and supported several
proprietary applications for circuit board layout, chip layout and
Bob earned a BSEE from the
University of Maine in 1980.
Member of the
Having recently graduated with a BSCS from University of Southern
Maine, Jon has made major contributions to the implementation of
Filehand Search and to its graphical user interface.
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