Artifact Details

Title

Walker, Chuck (Charles W.) oral history

Catalog Number

102746020

Type

Text

Date

2011-06-14

Contributor

Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer
Nelson, Lauren, Editor
Walker, Charles W., Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Sonoma, California

Extent

47 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

In this oral history, Charles W. Walker talks about his career in computer science. Initially, he discusses his time at Rocketdyne and the subsequent opportunities at General Electric and RCA. He then describes his time at 3C, where he did some of his most satisfying work. When 3C was bought out by Honeywell, Walker moved on to work at Compata, a computer consulting company. Eventually, he set out on his own as a consultant to a number of companies over the years, including Xincom and Teradyne. Walker finishes his history with a brief discussion of his early family life, his original interest in forestry and agricultural engineering, and his first real job at Rocketdyne.

Category

Transcription

Subject

FORTRAN (Computer program language); Radio Corporation of America (RCA); General Electric (GE); Rocketdyne; Computer Control Company (3C); Compata; Xincom; Teradyne; DDP-19; Honeywell; Dynalog; TRAPEX; American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII); ASR 33; I/O; CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X6276.2012