After briefly describing her educational background, Loftus discusses her work software at Control Data Corporation in both their Palo Alto, California and Arden Hills, Minnesota facilities. She describes her move from applications software to operating systems and recalls the differences in the management style and climate for women in Palo Alto and Arden Hills. Loftus discusses her advancement at Control Data and her decision to join Cray Research after returning from a position in Australia. She describes the difficulty of developing software with the prevalent anti-software attitude and the challenges associate with assembling a software staff. Loftus concludes the interview with a description of Loftus Brown-Wescott and this firm's involvement with local start up high technology firms.
Margaret Loftus, OH 316. Oral history interview by Judy E. O'Neill, 18 and 25 April 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107444
Transcript, 65 pp.
Oral history interview with Margaret Loftus.
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