Artifact Details

Title

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : database and utilities

Catalog Number

102658262

Type

Text

Date

2004-11-19

Contributor

Bride, Edward, Editor
Bride, Edward, Moderator
Bugos, Glenn, Historian
Byers, Tom, Participant
Coleman, Dennis, Participant
Edmondson, Chris, Historian
Esber, Edward M., Jr., Participant
Grad, Burt, Editor
Grad, Burt, Participant
Hendrix, Gary G., Participant
Mahoney, Michael, Historian
Shustek, Len, Participant
Spicer, Dag, Participant
Walter, Brett, Participant
Yost, Jeffrey, Historian

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, Calif.

Extent

30 p.

Description

A group of historians and software pioneers recalls the foundations of the database and utilities segment of the PC software industry. In a round-table discussion at the Computer History Museum as part of the PC Software Meeting held on November 19, 2004, they explore the original ideas, the funding, technical challenges, personalities, and evolution of companies with database and utilities products.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; ADAPSO; Apple II (computer); Artificial intelligence (AI); Ashley, Hal; Ashton-Tate; Atari, Inc.; Byers, Tom; C&E Software; Carr, Robert; Coleman, Denis; Comdex; CP/M; Database; dBase; Digital Research (DRI); Dyson, Esther; Edmondson, Chris; Esber, Edward; Eubanks, Gordon; Fylstra, Dan; Gates, Bill; GEM; Gibbons, Fred; Grad, Burt; Graphical User Interface (GUI); Hendrix, Gary; IBM; Intel; ITAA; Kapor, Mitch; Kildall, Gary; Lorenzen, Lee; Lotus 1-2-3; Lotus Development Corporation; Machine Intelligence Corporation; Marketing; Microsoft Corporation; Mossberg, Walter; Opdendyck, Terry; Parnell, Jerry; PC Forum; PC-DOS; Personal Software (company); Posner, Ron; Raburn, Vern; Rock, Arthur; Rosen, Ben; Rosen, Charlie; Sacerdoti, Earl; Shustek, Leonard; SPA; Spreadsheet; SRI; Symantic Corporation; TopView; Trade Shows; Venture Capital; VISICALC; VisiCorp; VISION; Walter, Brett; Windows

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4621.2008