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Document Details


Title: Edsger W. Dijkstra
Local code: OH 330
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 Edsger Dijkstra recounts his early education and training as a theoretical physicist and as a 'programmer'. Dijkstra describes his work developing software, and his activities at several early information processing conferences. Dijkstra also discourses on the development of ALGOL 60 and the origins of computing science in Europe and America.
Extent: 24 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=296
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dijkstra, Edsger W.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Computer programmer; Physicist
Document location: Austin, TX
Document date: 02-Aug-2001
Interviewer: Frana, Philip 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: OHI0023939-25479