Artifact Details

Title

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : systems software

Catalog Number

102658197

Type

Text

Date

2004-05-06

Contributor

Brackett, John, Interviewee
Ceruzzi, Paul E., Historian
Grad, Burt, Editor
Green, Adam B., Participant
Landry, John, Participant
Mahoney, Michael, Historian
O'Donald, Louise, Editor
Rabins, Richard, Participant
Rosen, Larry, Participant
Ross, Douglas, Participant
Schachter, Oscar, Participant
Schoenberg, Lawrence, Moderator
Toole, John, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Needham, Massachusetts

Extent

15 p.

Description

The focus of the meeting was on PC systems programs. But, because of the audience mix, much of the time was spent in discussing performance considerations in producing viable applications. The view was that Lotus 1-2-3 set a performance standard and an IBM PC compatibility standard that producers of other applications had to match for them to be acceptable to corporate purchasers.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; Schoenberg, Larry; Ceruzzi, Paul; Mahoney, Michael; Brackett, John; Green, Adam; Landry, John; Rabins, Richard; Rosen, Larry; Ross, Doug; Schachter, Oscar; Toole, John; Gates, Bill; Context MBA; Lotus 1-2-3; Kapor, Mitch; VISICALC; Pascal (Software); p-System; Turbo Pascal; SofTech; Data bases; dBase II; IBM PC; Compaq Computer Corporation; Unix operating system; Embedded Systems; Zork Implementation Language; Microsoft Corporation

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4409.2008