Artifact Details

Title

ROLM corporation : competing with giants, lecture by Leo Chamberlain et al.

Catalog Number

102746597

Type

Moving image

Date

2004-05-19

Participants

Chamberlain, Leo, Speaker
Loewenstern, Walter, Speaker
Maxfield, Robert, Speaker
Oshman, Ken, Speaker
Richeson, Gene, Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Format

MOV

Description

From the abstract: " This roundtable discussion by the four founders of ROLM Corporation will cover its founding in 1969, the start of a rugged mini-computer business using Data General software, and the introduction of an all-digital, computer-controlled telephone system that successfully competed against the giant Bell System. ROLM was purchased by IBM in 1984. During its 15 years, ROLM made significant contributions to the Silicon Valley Community. In addition to inserting modern technology into an archaic telephone world, ROLM pioneered such employee innovations as the Great Place to Work philosophy, Extended Service Leave, and the hiring and promotion of women in management positions."

Watch this lecture on CHM's YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyTuxVQgw6c&list=UUHDr4RtxwA1KqKGwxgdK4Vg&index=5

Category

Lecture

Collection Title

CHM Lecture Collection

Lot Number

X4891.2009