Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page

Document Details


Title: Lawrence Welke
Local code: OH 335
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Lawrence Welke played a critical role in helping to define and advance the early software industry through publishing ICP (International Computer Programs) Quarterly, a subscription-driven catalog of software products that soon evolved into an advertising-driven software directory. Welke discusses his early work at IBM and in the banking industry, and how these experiences led him to form ICP. He reflects on advertising and marketing in the early software services and products industries, and the evolution of these trades in the mini and microcomputing eras. He also details the growth of ADAPSO and its significance to the software industry’s development. He concludes with remarks on societal impacts and the future potential of computing technology. This oral history was sponsored by the Software History Center in conjuction with the Center's ADAPSO reunion (3 May 2002).
Extent: 27 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=299
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Welke, Lawrence
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Manager
Document location: Washington, D.C.
Document date: 03-May-2002
Interviewer: Haigh, Thomas
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: OHI0024072-25620