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|Title: ||Oral history interview with Jack Bonnell Dennis|
|Authors: ||Dennis, Jack B. (Jack Bonnell)|
O'Neill, Judy E.
|Keywords: ||Computer history|
United States. -- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. -- Information Processing Techniques Office
United States. -- Advanced Research Projects Agency. -- Information Processing Techniques Office
Time-sharing computer systems -- Research.
McCarthy, John, 1927-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
International Business Machines Corporation.
General Electric Company
Digital Equipment Corporation
Defense contracts -- United States
Computer science -- Research
|Issue Date: ||31-Oct-1989 |
|Publisher: ||Charles Babbage Institute|
|Citation: ||Jack B. Dennis, OH 177. Oral history interview by Judy E. O'Neill, 31 October 1989, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107244|
|Abstract: ||Dennis describes his educational background and work in time-sharing computer systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The interview focuses on time-sharing. Dennis discusses the TX0 computer at MIT, the work of John McCarthy on time-sharing, and the influence of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (later the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) on the development of time-sharing. Dennis also recalls the competition between various firms, including Digital Equipment Corporation, General Electric, Burroughs, and International Business Machines, to manufacture time-sharing systems. He describes the development of MULTICS at General Electric.|
|Description: ||Transcript, 31 pp.|
|Permanent URL: ||http://purl.umn.edu/107244|
|Appears in Collections:||Oral history interviews|
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