Interested in radio as a youth, Tony Michel studied electrical engineering at MIT and learned about computer hardware and software. At BBN he was involved first with the TENEX computer development group and then moved to BBN's ARPANET IMP development group where he helped develop the Terminal IMP project (TIP). He next worked on BBN's Pluribus (multi-processor) IMP system. and later represented BBN onsite at Olivetti in Ivrea, Italy, for two years, and while at BBN in Cambridge worked on other BBN projects for commercial companies. At the time this interview was done, Tony had been at BBN for 37 or so years, and he was still there in 2017.
Michel, Anthony (Tony); BBN; Development of IMP; MIT electrical; Terminal IMP; ICCC; Pluribus computer; Olivetti; multi-processing