LaRoy Tymes describes his career as a computer operator and programmer at Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory in Livermore and then at Tymshare. When he arrived at Tymshare, the company was running separate discrete data centers for their time-sharing customers and LaRoy designed and developed the supervisor for Tymnet, Tymshare's proprietary network. He also designed a specialized mini-computer, known as the Tymnet engine, to support the Tymnet supervisor. He talks briefly about his career after Tymshare and describes the parallel development of Tymnet and ARPANET.
Software business history; Tymes, LaRoy; Hardy, Ann; Tymshare, Inc.; Time-sharing computer systems.; Tymnet; Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory; 7030 Stretch; Winchester disk drive; Control Data 3600 (Computer); Music programs for computers; Hardy, Norm; Control Data 6600 (Computer); Control Data 3800 (Computer); SDS 940 (Computer); SPC 12; General Automation; Goshorn, Larry; SUPER BASIC; Varian 620i; Remote echo; Master user directory; National Library of Medicine; Interdata 8/32; ARPANET; X25; Telenet