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.
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)