Artifact Details

Title

Killian, Joseph oral history

Catalog Number

102658016

Type

Text

Date

2007-01-25

Contributor

Fraley, Robert A., Interviewer
Killian, Joseph, Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

32 p.

Description

Joseph Killian was chief engineer at IMS Associates, Inc (IMSAI), a maker of microprocessor-based personal computers in the mid-1970s. Their main product, the IMSAI 8080, is discussed in detail, as are its roots in the earlier work of MITS, Ed Roberts and the Altair 8800. The trials and achievements of a rapidly growing company are made evident, as are some of the ‘lessons learned’ from IMSAI’s experience during the early boom period of personal computing.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Killian, Joseph; Altair MITS (Computer); IMSAI; Millard, William (Bill); Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); Intel; Busicom; Popular Electronics; Roberts, Ed; Rheed, Phil; BYTE (Magazine); Teletype; Jobs, Steve; Wozniak, Steve; Apple Computer, Inc.; Gates, Bill; Microsoft; BASIC (Software); Kildall, Gary; CBASIC (Software); Intel 8080 (Microprocessor); Intel 80486 (Microprocessor); S-100 bus; ComputerLand; Fischer-Freitas Company

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3879.2007