In The News: A New Communication Medium

As one of the first in our sector to have a web site (August 1994), Memex has always been trying to leverage new technology to the fullest.  This overhauled website for instance is made in an open source Content Management System called Joomla and is carefully tended to by the Memex team. For most of the life of Memex we have cared for the website and tried to convey the excitement of our long journey lead by a vision of the future.

Memex intends to revolutionize shop floor connectivity and truly “Automate the Automation”.

Back in the 90’s we had a part of our web site called “In The News” and there I reported on the weekly (and sometimes daily) advances we had made towards success. It was fun and allowed dealers and customers a glance into the passion and dedication the staff had towards the realization of our vision. I am hoping that this blog will serve such a purpose. We are “up to something” and the journey is more important than the destination I suspect.

A Note on the Passing of John T. Parsons

On April 19, 2007 the manufacturing world lost a great man, John T. Parsons of Traverse City, Michigan.

Mr. Parsons filed over 20 patents in his lifetime but is best remembered for the 1948 Numerical Control patent that founded the multi-billion CNC machine tool industry. In 1998 the Society of Manufacturing Engineers honored him after 50 years of contribution.

At the 1998 IMTS show, hosted by MDSI of Ann Arbor Michigan, we were introduced.  Mr. Parsons agreed to join the Memex Board of Advisors and helped with the strategic direction and support of our vision of the future.  We mourn the passing of a great man who has a carved his name in the history of manufacturing and honour the inspiration he was to many, including our company.