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Title: Oral history interview with Heinz Zemanek
Authors: Zemanek, Heinz
Keywords: Computer history
Universität Wien.
Programming languages (Electronic computers) -- Standards
PL/I (Computer program language)
Magnetic drums
LOGALGOL (Compiler)
IBM Europe
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945
Computers -- Austria -- History
Computer storage devices
Computer industry -- Europe -- History
Compilers (Computer programs)
Austria -- History -- 1938-1945
ALGOL (Computer program language)
Issue Date: Feb-1987
Publisher: Charles Babbage Institute
Citation: Heinz Zemanek, OH 127. Oral history interview by William Aspray, 14 and 16 February 1987, Vienna, Austria. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107723
Abstract: Zemanek, an Austrian computer scientist, begins by describing his early life in Vienna, Austria and experiences in Nazi-occupied Austria. He discusses his engineering education and work in radar technology during World War II. Zemanek then focuses on the development of computers in Austria. Topics include: magnetic drums and magnetic memory, the MAILUFTERL computer (which Zemanek designed and built), the LOGALGOL and other compilers, the University of Vienna where Zemanek worked on his computer, the subsequent sponsorship of the project by International Business Machines Europe, and ALGOL and PL/I language standards development. The interview concludes with Zemanek offering a brief overview of the computer industry in Europe from the end of World War II to the 1980.
Description: Transcript, 110 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95489
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/107723
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