Artifact Details

Title

Datasaab Experiences and Reflections

Catalog Number

102738803

Type

Text

Date

2018-04-02

Contributor

Lawson, Harold W. (Bud), Author

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

6 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Computer scientist and programmer Bud Lawson describes his experiences developing micro-programmed computer systems for Datasaab in Linköping, Sweden. Datasaab was the data processing division of the Saab aircraft company and an important shaper of Sweden's IT landscape for decades to come. The author's career also included years spent at IBM, Univac and others. His reflections in this account are centered on the origins and development of the 1972 Datasaab D23 mainframe computer.

Category

Personal Narrative

Subject

Brooklyn Polytechnic; PLAGO; NUTEK; FCPU (Flexible CPU); Linköping; D23

Credit

Gift of Harold Lawson

Lot Number

X8658.2018