Oral history interview with Edsger W. Dijkstra

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Oral history interview with Edsger W. Dijkstra

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2001-08-02

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Charles Babbage Institute

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Oral History

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In this oral history Edsger Dijkstra recounts his early education and training as a theoretical physicist and as a 'programmer'. Dijkstra describes his work developing software, and his activities at several early information processing conferences. Dijkstra also discourses on the development of ALGOL 60 and the origins of computing science in Europe and America.

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Transcript, 24 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/96226

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Edsger W. Dijkstra, OH 330. Oral history interview by Philip L. Frana, 2 August 2001, Austin, Texas. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107247

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Dijkstra, Edsger Wybe. (2001). Oral history interview with Edsger W. Dijkstra. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/107247.

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