Artifact Details

Title

Canning, Dick (Richard) oral history

Catalog Number

102658068

Type

Text

Date

2007-03-27

Contributor

Canning, Richard G., Interviewee
Grad, Burt, Interviewer
Grad, Burt, Editor
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

30 p.

Description

Richard Canning, one of the early electronic data processing pioneers, recounts his personal background, education and Army Air Corps experience. He describes his initial work at Globe Wireless and IBM and his family's decision to move to California where he then became interested in job shop scheduling and simulation modeling of factories. He joined with Roger Sisson to form Canning, Sisson and Associates in 1954 and reviews a few of their consulting assignments before they closed the company and went separate business paths. He talks about the EDP Analyzer which was his principal business activity over the next 23 years and the Data Processing Digest which he and Roger started and was continued by for many years by Margaret Milligan. He talks briefly about some of his professional activities in the computing industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Canning, Richard; Globe Wireless; Radiotype; IBM; Point Mugu; Canning, Sisson; Job Shop Scheduling; Simulation; Sisson, Roger; Salveson, Mel; Lipkis, Roselyn; Electronic data processing courses; Electronic data processing for business and industry; EDP systems installation; Office of Naval Research; Associated Merchandising Project; Higbee's Department Store

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3880.2007