Fano discusses his move to computer science from information theory and his interaction with the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). Topics include: computing research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the work of J. C. R. Licklider at the Information Processing Techniques Office of ARPA; time-sharing and computer networking research; Project MAC; computer science education; CTSS development; System Development Corporation (SDC); the development of ARPANET; and a comparison of ARPA, National Science Foundation, and Office of Naval Research computer science funding.
Robert M. Fano, OH 165. Oral history interview by Arthur L. Norberg, 20 April 1989, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107281
Transcript, 42 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95590
Fano, Robert M..
Oral history interview with Robert M. Fano.
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