Oral history interview with Keith W. Uncapher

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Oral history interview with Keith W. Uncapher

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Charles Babbage Institute


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The interview begins with a review of projects at RAND when Uncapher was hired in 1950. He discusses some of the projects he was involved in or had managerial responsibility for through the early 1970s, such as JOHNNIAC, JOSS, a survivable national network, GRAIL (GRAphical Interactive Language), and some work related to the ARPANET. The formation of Information Sciences Institute (ISI), funded by DARPA, is described, as well as some of the work ISI did for DARPA/IPTO. The interview ends with Uncapher's general observations on how DARPA and IPTO have changed over his years as a contractor. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.


Transcript, 42 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95653

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Keith W. Uncapher, OH 174. Oral history interview by Arthur L. Norberg, 10 July 1989, Los Angeles, California. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107692

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Uncapher, Keith W.. (1989). Oral history interview with Keith W. Uncapher. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/107692.

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