Artifact Details

Title

Rolander, Tom oral history

Catalog Number

102717254

Type

Moving image

Date

2016-12-01

Participants

Laws, David, Interviewer
Rolander, Tom, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

Thomas A. Rolander is an entrepreneur, engineer, and pioneering developer of operating systems and software applications for personal computers. While working at Digital Research Inc. (DRI) with Gary Kildall, the "father" of CP/M, in 1979 he created the multitasking multiuser operating system MP/M for microcomputers that laid the groundwork for later Digital Research operating system families such as Concurrent CP/M, Concurrent DOS and Multiuser DOS. He received a Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the University of Washington (UW) in 2013.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Kildall; Fluke; Intel; Digital Research; CD-ROM; Microsoft; IBM; Novell, Inc.; CP/M

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8018.2017
 

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