Artifact Details

Title

Kermit oral history panel

Catalog Number

102746411

Type

Text

Date

2012-04-06

Contributor

Altman, Jeffrey, Panelist
Bochannek, Alex, Moderator
Catchings, Bill, Panelist
da Cruz, Frank, Panelist
Hendrie, Gardner, Videographer
Nelson, Lauren, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Watson Laboratory, Columbia University, New York

Extent

57 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

This oral history panel is a discussion of the file transfer protocol and communications program, Kermit, developed at Columbia University in 1981. Frank da Cruz, Bill Catchings and Jeffrey Altman, all key players in the lifespan of Kermit, contribute their knowledge and experience of Kermit’s development, use, expansion, and conclusion. Important points include brief background on each contributor and their specific involvement in Kermit, the origins of Kermit, its role in the student body at Columbia University, and its later role at a global scale.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Kermit; Columbia University; Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); Digital Equipment Computer Users Society; MS DOS; CP/M; File Transfer Protocol (FTP); Bulletin Board System (BBS); VAX computers; Internet Kermit Service daemon (IKSD); DEC 20 timesharing system

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X6479.2012

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