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|Title: ||Oral history interview with James W. Birkenstock and Thomas J. Watson, Jr.|
|Authors: ||Birkenstock, James W. (James Warren), 1912-|
Watson, Thomas J., 1914-
|Keywords: ||Computer history|
Watson, Thomas John, 1874-1956
Phillpotts, Raleigh Buller
Office equipment and supplies industry
Martin, Cyril H., 1905-
International Computers, ltd.
International Computers and Tabulators, ltd.
International Business Machines Corporation.
Dirks, Gerhard H.
Computer industry -- United States -- History
Computer industry -- License agreements
Computer industry -- Great Britain -- History
|Issue Date: ||25-Apr-1985 |
|Publisher: ||Charles Babbage Institute|
|Citation: ||Thomas J. Watson, Jr. and James W. Birkenstock, OH 109. Oral history interview by Arthur L. C. Humphreys, 25 April 1985, Armonk, New York. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107119|
|Abstract: ||Watson and Birkenstock discuss the circumstances surrounding the decision reached by Thomas J. Watson, Sr., and Raleigh Phillpotts, chairman of british Tabulating Machines Company (BTM), to end the original licensing agreement between International Business Machines (IBM), BTM, and International Computers, Ltd. during World War II and after 1949. the interview covers the original agreement made in the early 1900s by Herman Hollerith, the relationship between IBM and BTM during World War II and after 1949, and the IBM license agreements with Cyril Holland-Martin and Gerhard Dirks.|
|Description: ||Transcript, 13 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95355|
|Permanent URL: ||http://purl.umn.edu/107119|
|Appears in Collections:||Oral history interviews|
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