The Early Years of Academic Computing: A Collection of Memoirs

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This is a collection of memoirs by people involved with computing in the early days of academic computing when universities created their own computing environments. During this period universities played a major role in advancing technology in the areas of operating systems, networking, computer languages, and the computer-human interface as well as developing the new discipline of Computer Science. The technological advances to which universities contributed included time-sharing, distributed computing, personal computing and the Internet. These memoirs provide personal insight into the state of computing and the process of its development in the early years of its evolution when universities were the laboratories at which important technological advances occurred.

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