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.
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
Transcript, 24 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95556
Bitzer, Donald Lester.
Oral history interview with Donald L. Bitzer.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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