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Document Details


Title: Walter F. Bauer
Local code: OH 61
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: The interview covers Bauer's work at Ramo -Wooldridge and the formation and growth of his own software firm, Informatics General Corporation. Bauer joined Ramo -Wooldridge in 1954 and worked on various projects, mostly in software development, in the 1950s and early 1960s. In this context he discusses the proprietary nature of software and the development of the software industry. In 1962 Bauer, Werner Frank, Richard Hill, and Frank Wagner started Informatics General Corporation as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dataproducts. Bauer discusses the corporate structure, business strategies, and products of Informatics General. He also notes changes in the software market from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.
Extent: 26 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=58
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bauer, Walter F.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Chief executive officer; Engineer; President
Document location: Woodland Hills, CA
Document date: 16-May-1983
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023908-25440