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Document Details


Title: Bruce T. Coleman
Local code: OH 337
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: In this oral history, software pioneer Bruce Coleman describes his early life and work as a salesman for IBM. He explains his motivation for earning an MBA at the Harvard Business School, and details his subsequent work at a number of high technology companies including integrated circuit maker Logic Electronics, Boole & Babbage, Informatics, Walker Interactive, and InSci (Information Science). Coleman describes software product development, financing, marketing, sales, and pricing at several of these companies, including Boole & Babbage, where he eventually served as CEO, and Informatics, where he assumed the responsibilities of COO. This oral history was sponsored by the Software History Center in conjunction with the Center's ADAPSO reunion (3 May 2002).
Extent: 30 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=301
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Coleman, Bruce T.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Washington, D.C.
Document date: 03-May-2002
Interviewer: Aspray, William
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: OHI0023922-25459