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Oral history interviews  [361]


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 Ross Anderson 

    Anderson, Ross (Charles Babbage Institute, 2015)
    Computer security pioneer Ross Anderson discusses his education and early career as a computer security consultant (serving banks and other companies) before returning to school to complete a Ph.D. working under Roger ...
  • Oral history interview with W. Earl Boebert 

    Boebert, W. Earl (Charles Babbage Institute, 2015)
    Computer security pioneer Earl Boebert discusses his education at Stanford University before the bulk of the interview focuses on his work within the Air Force and at Honeywell. Among the topics he discusses are the Air ...
  • Oral history interview with Terry Benzel 

    Benzel, Terry (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    Computer security pioneer Terry Benzel discusses her education and programming work at Charles Draper Laboratory, before focusing on her work at MITRE Corporation, Trusted Information Systems (TIS), Network Associates and ...
  • Oral history interview with Richard Y. Kain 

    Kain, Richard Y. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2015)
    Richard Y. Kain discusses his graduate education in computing and his work as a professor at MIT, including consulting with Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN). The interview focuses on his consulting work with Earl Boebert at ...
  • Oral history interview with Ann Hardy 

    Hardy, Ann (Charles Babbage Institute, 2012)
    Tymshare, Inc., senior executive Ann Hardy discusses her prior work on IBM Stretch, and at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (later renamed Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), before ...

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