Artifact Details

Title

Svigals, Jerry (Jerome) oral history

Catalog Number

102658148

Type

Text

Date

2007-06-19

Contributor

Spicer, Dag, Interviewer
Svigals, Jerome, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Description

Former IBM executive Jerome "Jerry" Svigals discusses his early work on the ENIAC and RCA BIZMAC computing systems, the groundbreaking IBM SPREAD committee and report, its technical and marketing implications for the resulting System/360 product family, internal IBM struggles to define a company driven by electronic computers, his work as part of IBM Asia Pacific, IBM and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a discussion of IBM's main banking and airline customers and their work to develop a magnetic stripe standard for electronic financial transactions, airline ticketing, and boarding passes, the development and global proliferation of smart cards.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Svigals, Jerome; Svigals, Jerry; ENIAC; BIZMAC (Computer); plugboard; Punched cards; Programming; Selectron; IBM 650 (Computer); IBM 701 (Computer); IBM 702 (Computer); System/360 (Computer); SPREAD Committee; Watson, Thomas J., 1914-1993; Haanastra, John; Learson, Vin; Evans, Bob; Brooks, Fred; IBM 1401 Data Processing System (Computer); IBM 704 (Computer); IBM 705 (Computer); SHARE; GUIDE; RAMAC; ATMs; IBM 3600 (Computer); American Airlines; United Airlines; smart cards

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X4067.2007