Photo from December, 1984 at a mall in Waterloo, ON. From left; Mike Lazaridis, Chris Shaw and Doug Fregin. In its original incarnation RIM worked on many projects including an electronic toothbrush, and Budgie a video display terminal that eventually led to a $600,000 LED sign contract with GM. (Photo courtesy RIM)
About Nick Waddell
Cantech Letter founder and editor Nick Waddell has lived in five Canadian provinces and is proud of his country's often overlooked contributions to the world of science and technology. Waddell takes a regular shift on the Canadian media circuit, making appearances on CTV, CBC and BNN, and contributing to publications such as Canadian Business and Business Insider.