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That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

January 9, 2020

That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

By In the Loop In the Loop

A recently uncovered Mayovox article from 1982 explains how a handful of Mayo staff banded together to buy Apple computers and form a computer club, where they began exploring the new timesaving device.

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Tags: Karen Koka, Mayo History, Mayovox, technology


October 20, 2016

Documenting Mayo – Ken Burns Was Here, and He’s Making a Movie

By In the Loop In the Loop

If you were in downtown Rochester this week for the closing of the Plummer doors in honor of Sister Generose Gervais, you likely noticed a lot of folks capturing the event with their phones and cameras. It was a historic moment, worth documenting and sharing with the world. If you happened to look around, you […]

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Tags: Film, Ken Burns, Mayo History, Sister Generose


October 20, 2016

Plummer Building Figures Commemorate a Contentious Election — and a Friendship Carved in Stone

By In the Loop In the Loop

When the iconic Plummer Building was constructed on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus during the late 1920s, the building’s designer and namesake, Henry S. Plummer, M.D., made sure it included a number of bas relief caricatures that would help root the building in place and time. There’s a Viking ship (a nod to Minnesota’s Scandinavian heritage), […]

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Tags: Dr. Henry Plummer, Mayo History, Plummer Building, Presidential Election


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