Artifact Details

Title

Experiences and Reflections of a Computer and Systems Engineering Pioneer

Catalog Number

102738808

Type

Text

Date

2018-02

Contributor

Lawson, Harold W. (Bud), Author

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

19 p.

Format

PDF

Description

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.

Category

Personal Narrative

Subject

CODASYL; COBOL (Computer program language); Hopper, Grace; RCA; UNIVAC; IBM; OS/360; Datasaab; ISO

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8505.2018

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