Artifact Details

Title

Bauer, Walter F. oral history, 1995

Catalog Number

102658248

Type

Text

Date

1995-06-26

Contributor

Bauer, Walter, Interviewee
Johnson, Luanne, Editor
Johnson, Luanne, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Via telephone

Extent

14 p.

Description

In this interview, Walter F. Bauer, a founder of Informatics, describes his personal background and the experiences that led him to found one of the first software companies. He discusses the qualities needed for entrepreneurs to be successful and the lack of interest and support from the financial community in the early years of the software industry. He describes the changing competitive environment for software companies from the early 1960s into the 1970s and difficulties that software companies had in shifting from the mainframe to the personal computer marketplace.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; Bauer, Walter; Informatics; Frank, Werner; Hill, Richard; Ramo-Wooldridge; Jones, Fletcher; Hoover, Bill; Piscopo, Joe; Nies, Tom; Cullinane, John J.; Keet, Lee; O’Rourke, Tom; Imlay, John P.; Wyly, Sam; IBM’s market dominance; Information Builders, Inc.; Cohen, Gerry; FOCUS

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X4599.2008