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Document Details


Title: Margaret Loftus
Local code: OH 316
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 describing her educational background, Loftus discusses her work software at Control Data Corporation in both their Palo Alto, California and Arden Hills, Minnesota facilities. She describes her move from applications software to operating systems and recalls the differences in the management style and climate for women in Palo Alto and Arden Hills. Loftus discusses her advancement at Control Data and her decision to join Cray Research after returning from a position in Australia. She describes the difficulty of developing software with the prevalent anti-software attitude and the challenges associate with assembling a software staff. Loftus concludes the interview with a description of Loftus Brown-Wescott and this firm's involvement with local start up high technology firms.
Extent: 53 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=182
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Loftus, Margaret
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Connecticut; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Minneapolis, MN
Document date: 18-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: OHI0023994-25538