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Document Details


Title: Robert Goldberg
Local code: OH 207
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Goldberg describes his use of Icon in the classroom at Illinois Institute of Technology and emphasizes the strength of Icon for instructional purposes over other programming languages. He discusses his interaction with Ralph Griswold when working on the various implementations of Icon. Goldberg describes the strong documentation produced by the Icon project and his own work on conversion of Icon from a UNIX to a VAS VMS implementation. He discusses the development of a PC version of Icon and his own use of Icon in normal work.
Extent: 39 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=128
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Goldberg, Robert, 1939-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1939
Speaker occupation: Engineer; Professor
Age at speaking: 51
Document location: Flagstaff, AZ
Document date: 27-Jul-1990
Interviewer: Cargo, David S.
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: OHI0023955-25497