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Document Details


Title: Carl Machover
Local code: OH 362
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: In this oral history Machover describes his upbringing in Iowa and training in the Eddy radar and radio program and other Navy service schools in Mississippi and Texas. He also provides details of his education under the G.I. Bill at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Machover notes his employment at Norden Laboratories Corporation in White Plains, NY, and his publication of the primer Basics of Gyroscopes (1960), intended initially for the Norden sales force. He then describes his move to Skiatron Electronics & Television Corporation where he helped form a subcontractor RMS Associates to build and market CRT character generators. RMS later changed its name to Information Displays, Inc. (IDI) and created the stand-alone computer-aided design (CAD) platform the IDIIOM (IDI Input-Output Machine). IDIIOM had its own operating system based on the Varian 620-I computer, a DEC PDP competitor.
Extent: 40 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=323
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Machover, Carl
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY - Brooklyn; New York; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Computer programmer; Military personnel
Document location: White Plains, NY
Document date: 20-Jun-2002
Interviewer: Frana, Philip 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: OHI0023997-25541