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A HISTORY OF COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS: 1968 -1988

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INDIVIDUALS INTERVIEWED

 

A series of interviews conducted by the author in 1988, including a few made in subsequent years, constitutes the original research of this website. Excerpts from the interviews represent the backbone of the embedded historical reconstruction.

The transcribed interviews are arranged both alphabetically and by organization. Since many of those interviewed were associated with multiple organizations discussed in the book, the reader can access the interviews either alphabetically or by organization. Curriculum vitae for each interviewee is available as are any website links and documents they have made available.

The author, humbly thanks those interviewed for agreeing to make their interview public. Additionally, I ask your forbearance. As an amateur interviewer the level of the questioning, recording, and transcription could be more professional.

 

Name
Date
Name
Date
Abramson, Norman
10/13/88
Kaufman, Phil
10/01/88
Bachman, Charles
10/26/88
Kinney, Matt
3/09/88
Baran, Paul
1/12/88
Kleinrock, Leonard
4/27/88
Bass, Charlie
8/16/94
Krause, William
8/15/94
Bell, Gordon
6/17/88
Krechmer, Ken
1/06/88
Bingham, John
3/23/88
LaBarre, Lee
4/06/88
Botwinick, Edward
3/10/88
Licklider, J.C.R.
6/28/88
Carr, Art
4/06/88
Liddle, David
10/10/88
Carrico, Bill
6/23/88
Loughry, Don
7/06/88
Cerf, Vint
2/08/88
Lynch, Dan
2/16/88
Chu, Wesley
2/18/88
MacLean, Audry
4/29/88
Clark, Dave
3/07/88
Maxwell, Kim
7/19/88
Clark, Wesley
7/11/88
McDowell, Jerry
4/10/92
Crocker, Steve
4/26/88
Metcalfe, Robert
2/16/88
Dalal, Yogen
8/02/88
Miller, Ken
2/23/88
Davies, Donald
5/27/88
Mulvenna, Jerry
5/05/88
Davidson, John
8/18/94
Nordin, Bert
10/29/88
Day, John
7/11/88
Norred, Bill
4/27/88
Dolan, Bob
1/06/88
Nyborg, Phil
1/25/88
Donnan, Robert
7/12/88
Pliner, Michael
4/08/92
Dow, James
2/25/88
Pogran, Ken
10/27/88
Dambrackas, Bill
3/09/88
Postel, Jon
2/18/88
Estrin, Judith
6/23/88
Pouzin, Louis
11/28/88
Roger, Evans
1/15/88
Pugh, John
2/25/88
Farber, David
3/08/88
Roberts, Larry
6/17/88
Farr, Bill
4/07/88
Rosenthal, Robert
5/04/88
Fernandez, Manny
1/6/88
Saltzer, Jerry
3/07/88
Forkish, Robbie
7/7/94
Salwen, Howard
1/28/88
Forney, G. David
7/28/88
Severino, Paul
3/16/88
Frank, Howard
5/02/88
Smith, Robert
3/11/88
Frankel, Steve
4/26/88
Smith, Bruce
10/20/88
Graube, Maris
7/12/88
Smith, Mark
11/28/88
Grumbles, George
11/28/88
Slomin, Mike
3/10/88
Heafner, John
5/05/88
Strassburg, Bernard
5/03/88
Heart, Frank
7/11/88
Taylor, Robert
6/16/88
Hill, Jay
7/27 88
Thompson, Thomas
3/11/88
Holsinger, Jerry
4/06/88
Ungermann, Ralph
7/20/88
Huffaker, Craig
4/09/92
Wecker, Stuart
10/25/88
Hunt, Bruce
7/21/88
White, James
5/05/88
Johnson, H.R.
5/03/88
Wiggins, Robert
11/29/88
Jordan, Jim
7/19/88
Wilkes, Art
5/09/88
Kahn, Robert
2/22/88
Zimmerman, Hubert
5/25/88

The following individuals were interviewed for the historical reconstruction of the Data Communications market.
They are listed by organization, with some individuals participating in more than one organization.

American Data Systems Codex ComDesign
Bill Norred
Art Wilkes
Art Carr
John Day
G. David Forney
Jerry Holsinger
Ken Miller
Bob Dolan
Concord Data Systems Equinox Intertel
Ken Miller Bill Dambrackas Jerry Holsinger
Metapath Micom Microcom
Bruce Hunt Roger Evans
Steve Frankel
Bill Norred
Paul Severino
James Dow
Milgo Network Equipment Technologies Timeplex
Bill Dambrackas
Matt Kinney
Robbie Forkish
Audrey Maclean
Bruce Smith
Edward Botwinick
TRAN Universal Data Systems University of California Los Angeles
Steve Frankel George Grumbles
Mark Smith
Wesley Chu
Vadic Digital Communication Associates Federal Communication Commission
John Bingham
Ken Krechmer
Kim Maxwell
Craig Huffaker
Bert Nordin
Phil Nyborg
Mike Solomin
Bernard Strassberg
General DataComm Infotron Paradyne
Robert Smith & Tom Thompson Bill Dambrackas Jay Hill
Robert Wiggins
Telebit    
Paul Baran
Johnny Johnson
Jim Jordan
   

The following individuals were interviewed for the historical reconstruction of the Networking market.
They are listed by organization, with some individuals participating in more than one organization.

Bolt Beranek and Newman Bridge Communications Codex
Frank Heart
Bob Kahn
Ken Pogran
Bill Carrico
Judith Estrin
Art Carr
John Day
Ken Miller
John Pugh
Concord Data Systems Connections Digital Equipment Corporation
Ken Miller Dan Lynch Gordon Bell
Paul Severino
Stuart Wecker
Equinox Excelan International Standards Organization
Bill Dambrackas Kanwal Rekhi Charles Bachman
John Day
Louis Pouzin
James White
Hubert Zimmerman
Metapath Micom Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Bruce Hunt Roger Evans
Steve Frankel
Bill Norred
Paul Severino
Dave Clark
Wesley Clark
J.C.R. Licklider
Robert Metcalfe
Larry Roberts
Jerry Saltzer
Mitre National Bureau of Standards (NBS) Network Associates
Lee Lebarre John Heafner
Jerry Mulvenna
Robert Rosenthal

Howard Frank

Telenet University of Hawaii University of California Irvine
Larry Roberts
James White
Norm Abramson David Farber
University of California
Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of California
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Ungermann-Bass
Bob Dolan
James White

Vint Cerf
Steve Crocker
Leonard Kleinrock
Jon Postel

Charlie Bass
John Davidson
Judith Estrin
Jim Jordan
Ralph Ungermann
Xerox PARC Zilog  

David Liddle
Robert Metcalfe
Robert Taylor
Yogen Dalal

Charlie Bass
Bill Carrico
Judith Estrin
Manny Fernandez
Bruce Hunt
Kanwal Rekhi
Ralph Ungermann

 

The following individuals were interviewed for the historical reconstruction of the Internetworking market. They are listed by organization, with some individuals participating in more than one organization.

Bridge Communications Codex

Defense Advance Projects Agency
(DARPA or ARPA)

Bill Carrico
Judy Estrin

Art Carr
John Day
Ken Miller
John Pugh

Vint Cerf
Steve Crocker
Bob Kahn
J.C.R. Licklider
Larry Roberts
Robert Taylor

Digital Communications Asscociates International Standards Organization Interop

Craig Huffaker
Bert Nordin

Charles Bachman
John Day
Louis Pouzin
James White
Hubert Zimmerman

Dan Lynch

National Bureau of Standards

Network Equipment Technologies

Proteon

John Heafner
Jerry Mulvenna
Robert Rosenthal

Robbie Forkish
Audrey MacLean
Bruce Smith

Dave Clark
Howard Salwen

Retix

Sytek

3Com

Steve Frankel

MichaelPliner

Bill Krause
Robert Metcalfe
James White

Wellfleet    
Paul Severino