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Catalog Number

102658022

Title

Anderson, Harlan oral history

Type

Text

Date

2006-05-15

Contributor

Anderson, Harland E., Interviewee
Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

32 p.

Description

In this interview, Harlan Anderson, one of the co-founders of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) reflects on his life and career. He discusses his early experiences working at MIT’s Lincoln Lab with Ken Olsen on the Memory Test Computer and the SAGE system. He reviews the founding of DEC and the environment that led to the development of the PDP-1 at the end of 1959, and reflects on DEC’s corporate culture, and life after DEC.

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Subject

Anderson, Harlan; Ordinance Vacuum Tube (ORDVAC); Lincoln Laboratory—Massachusetts.; Olsen, Ken; Memory Test Computer; Clark, Wes; SAGE (Air defense system); Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); System modules; Olsen, Stanley; Gurley, Ben; Best, Dick; Memory Testers; PDP-1 (Computer); Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN); DECUS; Bell, Gordon; Kotok, Alan; Forrester, Jay

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X3590.2006