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|Title: ||Oral history interview with Donald L. Bitzer|
|Authors: ||Bitzer, Donald Lester|
|Keywords: ||Computer history|
Control Data Corporation
Computers -- History
Computer-assisted instruction -- History
Computer software -- History.
Computer software -- Development.
Computer industry -- History.
CDC 1604 (Computer)
|Issue Date: ||19-Feb-1988 |
|Publisher: ||Charles Babbage Institute|
|Citation: ||Donald Lester Bitzer, OH 141. Oral history interview by Sheldon Hochheiser, 19 February 1988, Champaign, Illinois. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107121|
|Abstract: ||Bitzer discusses his relationship with Control Data Corporation (CDC) during the development of PLATO, a computer-assisted instruction system. He describes the interest in PLATO of Harold Brooks, a CDC salesman and his help in procuring a 1604 computer for Bitzer's use. Bitzer recalls the commercialization of PLATO by CDC and his disagreements with CDC over marketing strategy and the creation of courseware for PLATO.|
|Description: ||Transcript, 24 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95556|
|Permanent URL: ||http://purl.umn.edu/107121|
|Appears in Collections:||Oral history interviews|
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