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January 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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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