Artifact Details

Title

Laughton, Paul oral history

Catalog Number

102746742

Type

Text

Date

2013-08-14

Contributor

Damer, Bruce, Interviewer
Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Laughton, Paul, Interviewee
Shustek, Len, Producer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

51 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

For much of his career, Paul Laughton was a contract software developer. One memorable assignment, when he was working for Shepardson Microsystems in 1978, was the creation of the Apple II DOS file system. Working for Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, with the assistance of a few other Apple employees, he completed the entire project in seven months. In this interview Paul describes that project, and the prior experiences that made him such a perfect candidate for the job.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Atari; BASIC (Computer program language); MOS Technology 6502; IMP-16 (Microprocessor); Shepardson Microsystems; paper tape; Apple Computer, Inc.; Apple II; DOS (Disk Operating System); File systems; Jobs, Steve; Wozniak, Steve; Wigginton, Randy; Fernandez, Bill

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X6895.2014