In this interview, Rémi Després, who was the main architect of the Transpac network, describes the context in which the first packet-switching networks began in France in the 70’s. He also describes his role in European data networking history and the birth of the X.25 recommendation at CCITT in 1976.
This set of nine interviews conducted with Tilly Bayard-Richard, Najah Naffah, Louis Pouzin, Marc E. Levilion, Michel Gien, Jean-Louis Grangé, Gérard Le Lann, Rémi Després, and André Danthine was funded by the ACM History Committee with a fellowship on “European Contributions to Computer Networks: An Oral History Project.”
Rémi Després, OH 421. Oral history interview by Valérie Schafer, 16 May 2012, Paris, France. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/155671
Transcript, 23 pp.
ACM History Committee
Oral history interview with Rémi Després by Valérie Schafer.
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