Artifact Details

Title

Burchfiel (Jerry) Oral History

Catalog Number

102702221

Type

Text

Date

2009-06-05

Contributor

Burchfiel, Jerry, Interviewee
Weber, Marc, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Extent

17 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Jerry Burchfiel grew up in Oklahoma and then attended MIT for 8 years, obtaining 3 degrees. While at MIT, he worked part time at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He next went to work at BBN where he had an office next door to Bob Kahn in the early ARPANET days, and where he worked with Ray Tomlinson and Dan Murphy to design and implement the TENEX operating system. Over time he came to manage a number of projects involving packet switching and applications of networking. He was an Internet and time-sharing system pioneer. At the time this interview was done, he had been at BBN for 41 years.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Burchfiel, Jerry; MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN); TENEX; packet-radio; BCR; Hermes email system; SIMNET

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X5405.2009