The interview covers Bauer's work at Ramo-Wooldridge and the formation and growth of his own software firm, Informatics General Corporation. Bauer joined Ramo-Wooldridge in 1954 and worked on various projects, mostly in software development, in the 1950s and early 1960s. In this context he discusses the proprietary nature of software and the development of the software industry. In 1962 Bauer, Werner Frank, Richard Hill, and Frank Wagner started Informatics General Corporation as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dataproducts. Bauer discusses the corporate structure, business strategies, and products of Informatics General. He also notes changes in the software market from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.