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Document Details


Title: Richard C. Lloyd
Local code: OH 25
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Lloyd, managing director of the British insurance company SAMLAS (formerly Mutual), outlines the company's computerization beginning with the Powers- Samas Perseus installed in 1959. He discusses their later machines, including the Ferranti Orion 2 in 1966 and the 2900 in 1976. For each computer Lloyd describes notable hardware and software features, comments on its operation, and points to the company's increased information processing ability.
Extent: 12 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=181
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lloyd, Richard C.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Director
Document date: 26-Sep-1980
Interviewer: Humphreys, Arthur L. C.
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: OHI0023993-25537