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Document Details


Title: Robert M. Fano
Local code: OH 165
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Fano discusses his move to computer science from information theory and his interaction with the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). Topics include: computing research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the work of J. C. R. Licklider at the Information Processing Techniques Office of ARPA; time-sharing and computer networking research; Project MAC; computer science education; CTSS development; System Development Corporation (SDC); the development of ARPANET; and a comparison of ARPA, National Science Foundation, and Office of Naval Research computer science funding.
Extent: 37 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=114
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fano, Robert M.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Computer engineer; Electrical engineer
Document location: Cambridge, MA
Document date: 20-Apr-1989
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: OHI0023945-25485