Artifact Details

Title

Bayles, Dick (Richard) oral history

Catalog Number

102701990

Type

Text

Date

2009-06-01

Contributor

Bayles, Richard (Dick), Interviewee
McDonald, Chris, Interviewer
Rawlings, Nicholas, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

30 p.

Description

Richard (Dick) Bayles reviews his extremely varied career from his first experiences with computers at Project Mac at MIT and his work at Lincoln Labs. He then joined the start up of what became National CSS, a major timesharing company. He was a jack of all trades at NCSS, from heading up program development, and building new data center facilities, to even becoming the Controller of the company. After NCSS was sold to Dun & Bradstreet, he developed SalesNet and then left D&B to join Alan Brigish in another start up called Videolog. When that was sold to Schweber Electronics, he became a consultant at Capital Cities/ABC working on a number of projects there until it was reorganized and he then worked for Fairchild Publications which was part of Disney. When he left Disney, he continued to work on various new projects on an opportunistic basis.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Amdahl Corporation; Bayles, Richard; Bayuk, Mike; Bernard, Bob; Boardman Labs; Adair, Bob; Boykin, Judd; Brigish, Alan; Cambridge Monitor System; Cambridge Scientific Center; Colman, Les; CompuServe; Comshare; CP/67; CP/CMS (Control Program/Cambridge Monitor System); CP 40; CSS (Computer Software Systems); DARPA; Dun & Bradstreet; DunsNet; Feeney, George; Feinleib, Hal; GE 645 Multics; Goldstine, Herman; Holland, Gary; InfoTab; Interactive Data Corporation (IDC); Arnow, Jack; Lincoln Laboratory; Mathematica; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Negroponte, Nicholas; NOMAD; Orenstein, Dick; Perkin Elmer; Pisarro, Nick, Jr.; Polanski, Rudy; Project Mac; R.H. Donnelley; RAMIS; Rawlings, Nick; SalesNet; Schweber Electronics; SHARE; TSS (Time Sharing System); Tymshare; VAX/VMS; Videolog; VP/CSS; Weissman, Bob

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X5384.2009