Artifact Details

Title

Liddle, David interview

Catalog Number

102746649

Type

Text

Date

1988-10-10

Contributor

Liddle, David E., Interviewee
Pelkey, James L.

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

24 p.

Description

This interview gives exciting insight into the early days of Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) and how the overlapping networks of individuals enabled talented individuals to be found and recruited both to PARC and to ever-changing project needs within PARC. David, a friend of Bob Metcalfe’s, would play an important role in Xerox’s decision to place its Ethernet patents into the public domain, and to the forming of the DIX (Digital Equipment Corporation—Intel—Xerox) partnership that would deal with, in David’s words, “the howling mob of the IEEE 802 Committee.” The connection made in this interview led to a future collaboration with James L. Pelkey and Liddle at the Santa Fe Institute.

Category

Transcription

Subject

DIX (Digital Equipment Corporation—Intel—Xerox); Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center); Ethernet; ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network); Roberts, Larry; Culler, Glen; Stanford Research Institute (SRI); Metcalfe, Robert; Irby, Charles; Engelbart, Douglas; Boggs, David

Collection Title

James L. Pelkey collection : history of computer communications

Credit

Gift of James Pelkey

Lot Number

X5671.2010