Artifact Details

Title

Landry (John B.) Oral History

Catalog Number

102702273

Type

Text

Date

2000-08-30

Contributor

Johnson, Luanne, Interviewer; editor
Landry, John, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Wayland, Mass.

Extent

19 p.

Description

John Landry describes how he got into the software business and became one of the earliest employees at McCormack & Dodge (M&D). He describes how he led the team that developed Millennium at M&D and his views on the advantages of small development teams. He talks about how M&D was internally financed until they finally sought venture capital in 1982 and how the company was subsequently sold to Dun & Bradstreet. He also discusses his participation in ADAPSO and the Massachusetts Software Council and contrasts the benefits he derived from the two organizations.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Landry, John; McCormack & Dodge; M&D; Dun & Bradstreet; ADAPSO; Massachusetts Software Council; UCC; Smith, Howard; Vohs, Dennis; McCormack, Jim; Millenium; Hilite; Lotus 1-2-3; Weiler, Bob; Cullinet Software; Computer Associates; Agility Systems; Lotus Notes; Imlay, John P.; MSA; Weissman, Bob

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5747.2010