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Oral history interviews  [352]


CBI holds one of the world's largest collections of research-grade oral history interviews relating to the history of computers, software, and networking. Most of the 300-plus oral histories have been developed in conjunction with grant-funded research projects on topics such as the development of the software industry, the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the early history of computer science departments.

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  • Oral history interview with Richard A. Kemmerer by Jeffrey R. Yost 

    Kemmerer, Richard A. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    Computer security pioneer Richard Kemmerer discusses his graduate training (at UCLA), his early and long-term consulting work for System Development Corporation in computer security research and development, and his research ...
  • Oral history interview with Lance Hoffman by Rebecca Slayton 

    Hoffman, Lance (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    This interview with security pioneer Lance Hoffman discusses his entrance into the field of computer security and privacy—including earning a B.S. in math at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, interning at SDC, and ...
  • Oral history interview with Ronald W. Braniff 

    Braniff, Ronald W. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2012)
    Ron Braniff joined Tymshare near the start as a salesman and went on to be a sales manager and held executive roles with the firm. He discusses sales organization, changing customer base, TYMNET, competitors, acquisitions, ...
  • Oral history interview with John D. McLean 

    McLean, John D. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    In this oral history, computer security pioneer John McLean begins by discussing his graduate education in logic as well as computer science (working with Dave Parnas). The interview focuses on McLean’s long tenure at the ...
  • Oral history interview with John Baxter 

    Baxter, John (Charles Babbage Institute, 2013)
    In November 2013, CBI director Tom Misa conducted a series of oral history interviews with 13 former employees of Control Data Australia (1963-89) including the details of each person’s career, before and after working for ...

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