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.
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
Transcript, 13 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95355
Birkenstock, James W. (James Warren), 1912-; Watson, Thomas J., 1914-.
Oral history interview with James W. Birkenstock and Thomas J. Watson, Jr..
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