Building the Control Data Legacy: The Career of Robert M. Price

Building the Control Data Legacy: The Career of Robert M. Price

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This book presents a unique behind-the-scenes view into the Control Data Corporation during its ascent into the top rank of the computer industry. This detailed 15-part oral history starts with Robert M. Price's work programming the first generation of computers in California. In 1961, he joined Control Data. For the next 29 years, Price was in key positions -- culminating as President, CEO, and Chairman from 1986 to 1990 -- as Control Data grew from a Minneapolis start-up into a multi-billion-dollar global company. Lively anecdotes provide an in-depth assessment of Control Data's founder William C. Norris and his inimitable style. Of special note are Price's incisive observations about corporate social responsibility and the qlessons learnedq from a remarkable business career. Profusely illustrated with more than 80 archival photographs.Misa: Ia#39;m Tom Misa, and wea#39;re again in Bob Pricea#39;s office. ... it being a piece of hardware, with the software being either custom tailored or, like you go down to Home Depot, do-it-yourself. ... a€œCSAW, a€ as it was called, actually had people onsite; the end user was onsite during the design, building and testing of this computer.

Title:Building the Control Data Legacy: The Career of Robert M. Price
Author: Thomas J. Misa - 2012-08-01

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