Artifact Details

Title

Holland, Bill oral history

Catalog Number

102706893

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-02-27

Participants

Holland, Bill, Interviewee
Steinbach, Gunter, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

Bill Holland received an Academy Award for building, in his high-school and college years, the first programmable motion controller for movie cameras. He worked at Hewlett-Packard Labs for 40 years where he invented the principle of navigating by correlating successive images of the substrate being moved over. This invention was crucial to the development of the modern optical mouse. He also made important contributions to HP's scanners and laser and inkjet printers.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Hewlett Packard (HP); Scanner; Optical navigation; Correlation; movie camera control; laser printer; inkject printer

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8117.2017
 

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102706892 Holland, Bill oral history