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Document Details


Title: Dale Eugene LaFrenz
Local code: OH 315
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: After briefly discussing his educational background, he relates his initial exposure with computing in the classroom while teaching at the University of Minnesota high school. He discusses their use of early BASIC through telecommunications to Dartmouth and the spread of computing use to local schools. LaFrenz recounts the formation of TIES, Total Information for Educational Systems, and his move to Honeywell to assist them in developing instructional time-sharing. The bulk of the interview concerns his role in the creation of Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC), MECC's early provision of instructional and administrative computing to Minnesota school districts, and the evolution into an educational software developer and supplier.
Extent: 40 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=177
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: LaFrenze, Dale Eugene
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Minneapolis, MN
Document date: 13-Apr-1995
Interviewer: O'Neill, Judy
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: OHI0023988-25532