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Document Details


Title: Peter C. Patton
Local code: OH 325
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 Peter Patton, Chief Technology Officer at Lawson Software in St. Paul, MN, and former Director of Academic Computing at the University of Minnesota, talks about his education at Harvard, his involvement in the development of PLATO courses in the humanities, and his perspectives on the software industry and patenting. Patton also shares his experience with IBM 650, CDC 6600, and Cray installations on several university campuses, his role in Project Safeguard, and his design of the Hennepin Justice Information System.
Extent: 69 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=218
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Patton, Peter C.
Speaker gender: Male
Document location: Minneapolis, MN
Document date: 30-Aug-2000
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: OHI0024025-25571