Bob Freiburghouse discusses his extensive career in computer science in this oral history. His interview begins with a description of his early life in Wisconsin and his initial interest in history and political science. He discusses his first step into computer science through the US Air Force as a punch card machine operator, displaying real aptitude in programming. Freiburghouse follows with the story of his career, starting with the Air Force Security Service and moving on to Honeywell and General Electric. He then started his own company, Translation Systems, before transitioning to Stratus Computer. He also describes teaching AP Computer Science in the Caribbean, and his ideas of using a communications mechanism to streamline the healthcare system and make healthcare delivery more efficient.
Freiburghouse, Robert (Bob); Multics PL/1 compiler; Honeywell; FORTRAN; Air Force Security Service; General Electric; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Translation Systems; Stratus Computers; AT&T; International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Data General Corporation (DG)