Artifact Details

Title

Brooks, Fred (Frederick P., Jr.) oral history

Catalog Number

102658134

Type

Moving image

Date

2007-09-16

Participants

Booch, Grady, Interviewer
Brooks, Frederick P., Jr., Interviewee
Hendrie, Gardner, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Duration

02:15:54

Format

DVCAM

Description

Legendary computer architect and educator Fred Brooks describes his early education and work life at IBM. While there, he led IBM’s most ambitious development program ever, the IBM System/360 mainframe computer system. Brooks describes the project and its milestones as well as challenges. Brooks then discusses his moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was founder and chairman of the computer science department. Finally, Brooks reflects on some of the perennial issues facing software developers and the management of large software projects.

Category

Oral history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X4146.2008