Artifact Details

Title

Learn, Dale oral history

Catalog Number

102702267

Type

Text

Date

2000-09-05

Contributor

Johnson, Luanne, Interviewer; Editor
Learn, Dale, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Westport, Conn.

Description

Dale Learn describes the founding of InSci (Information Science, Inc.) in 1965 as a software company specializing in personnel systems. He describes the positive relationship between IBM and the founders of InSci who were former IBM employees and how IBM assisted and supported their efforts as a start-up. He talks about how they began to sell their personnel system as a package product in addition to developing large customized personnel systems and how they subsequently added payroll to their product line and shifted the company's focus. He describes the difficulties in obtaining the initial financing to start the company and the problems caused by the changing ownership over the years until the company was sold to Computer Associates in the mid-1980s.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Learn, Dale; InSci; Information Science, Inc. (InSci); human resource system software; Berry, Bill; Morgan, Phil; Iverson, Dick; Yu, Anne; ADAPSO; Western Union; McFall, Russ; McKee, Jim; Mitchell, Ed; Hight, Jack

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X5734.2010