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Humanist Archives: Oct. 2, 2022, 8:45 a.m. Humanist 36.192 - oral history interviews

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        Date: 2022-10-02 06:33:54+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: New Stanford oral histories.

[The following from Tom Haigh via the SIGCIS list will be of interest to 
those here with historical interests. I spotted, for example, interviews 
with Donald Knuth and Walter Vincenti (whose What Engineers Know 
and How They Know is in my view required reading). --WM]


Those of you with an interest in the history of computer science might
want to check out the Stanford Historical Society which has been
conducting a lot of oral histories lately. One series with engineering
faculty includes interviews with notables such as Donald Knuth, Vint
Cerf, Martin Hellman and Jeffrey Ullman. The interviews are competently
done and presented to a high standard. I am not a fan of the web
interface used to browse the transcripts, but if you click the “Share
and Download” button, then “Download” and then scroll all the way down
to “Other download options” and click “Download Object 1” you can get
the actual PDF.


There is also online access to the late-1980s series of Silicon Valley
project interviews with well known figures from the early days of
Silicon Valley.


Best wishes,


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