Oral history interview with Peter C. Patton

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Oral history interview with Peter C. Patton

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In this oral history Peter Patton, Chief Technology Officer at Lawson Software in St. Paul, MN, and former Director of Academic Computing at the University of Minnesota, talks about his education at Harvard, his involvement in the development of PLATO courses in the humanities, and his perspectives on the software industry and patenting. Patton also shares his experience with IBM 650, CDC 6600, and Cray installations on several university campuses, his role in Project Safeguard, and his design of the Hennepin Justice Information System.


Transcript, 69 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/96224

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Peter C. Patton, OH 325. Oral history interview by Philip L. Frana, 30 Aug 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107594

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Patton, Peter C.. (2000). Oral history interview with Peter C. Patton. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/107594.

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