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A HISTORY OF COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS: 1968 -1988

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.

 

Last Name
First Name
Date
Last Name
First Name
Date
Abramson Norm
10/13/88
Kaufman Philip
6/17/88
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  
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 Vinton
1988
Lynch Dan
2/16/88
Chu Wesley
2/18/88
MacLean Audrey
4/29/88
Clark Dave
3/07/88
Maxwell Kim
7/19/88
Clark Wesley
7/11/88
McDowell Jerry  
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
Mulvena Jerry
5/05/88
Davidson John
8/18/94
Nordin Bert
10/29/88
Day John
7/11/88
Nyborg Phil
1/25/88
Dolan Bob
1/06/88
Pliner Michael
4/08/92
Donnan Robert
7/12/88
Pogran Ken
10/27/88
Dow James
2/25/88
Postel Jon
2/18/88
Drambracus Bill
3/09/88
Pouzin Louis
11/28/88
Estrin Judith
6/23/88
Pugh John
2/25/88
Evans Roger
1/15/88
Roberts Larry
6/17/88
Farber David
3/08/88
Rosenthal Robert
5/04/88
Farr Bill
4/07/88
Saltzer Jerry
3/07/88
Fernandez Manny   Salwen Howard
1/28/88
Forney 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
Solomin Mike
3/10/88
Heafner John
5/05/88
Strassberg Bernard
5/03/88
Heart Frank
7/11/88
Taylor Robert
6/16/88
Hill Jay
7/27 88
Thompson Tom
3/11/88
Holsinger Jerry
4/06/88
Ungerman Ralph
7/20/88
Huffaker Craig   Wecker Stuart
10/25/88
Hunt Bruce
7/21/88
White James
5/05/88
Johnson Johnny
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 Drambracus Jerry Holsinger
Metapath Micom Microcom
Bruce Hunt Roger Evans
Steve Frankel
Bill Norred
Paul Severino
James Dow
Milgo Network Equipment Technologies Timeplex
Bill Drambracus
Matt Kinney
Robbie Forkish
Audrey Maclean
Bruce Smith
Edwards Botwinick
TRAN Universal Data Systems University of California
Steve Franakel George Grumbles
Mark Smith
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Wesley Chu
Vadic Digital Communication Associates Federal Communication Commission
John Bingham
Ken Krechmer
Kim Maxwell
Craig Huffacker
Bert Nordin
Phil Nyborg
Mike Solomin
Bernie Strassberg
General DataComm Infotron Paradyne
Robert Smith
Tom Thompson
Bill Drambracus 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 Drambracus 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. Lickliter
Robert Metcalfe
Larry Roberts
Jerry Saltzer
Mitre National Bureau of Standards (NBS) Network Associates
Lee Lebarre John Heafner
Jerry Mulvena
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
Bob Taylor

Charlie Bass
Bill Carrico
Judith Estrin
Manny Fernandez
Bruce Hunt f)
Kanwai Rekh
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
Judith Estrin

Art Carr
John Day
Ken Miller
John Pugh

Vint Cerf
Steve Crocker
Bob Kahn
J.C.R. Lickliter
Larry Roberts
Bob 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 Mulvena
Robert Rosenthal

Robbie Forkish
Audrey MacLean
Bruce Smith

Dave Clark
Howard Salwen

Retix

Sytek

3Com

Steve Frankel

Michael Pliner

Yogen Dalal
Bill Krause
Robert Metcalfe
James White

Wellfleet    
Paul Severino