Experiences and Reflections of a Computer and Systems Engineering Pioneer
Lawson, Harold W. (Bud), Author
Computer History Museum
This account is divided into several sections, which each cover a period in the author's career. Phase 1, entitled "The Computer Industry," covers his work from 1959 to 1974, comprising IBM Datasaab, Univac and others. Phase 2, entitled "Computer Based Systems," covers work from 1974 to 1996, focused on industrial controls and power engineering; and phase 3, "Complex Systems, " (1996-present) details his work with ISO on software standards. The importance of such standards to robust software development is discussed.
CODASYL; COBOL (Computer program language); Hopper, Grace; RCA; UNIVAC; IBM; OS/360; Datasaab; ISO