Oral history of British science
Brooker, Tony (Part 6 of 14). An Oral History of British Science.
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Interviewee's holiday home, Hexham
Brooker, Ralph Anthony, 1925- (speaker, male)
Lean, Thomas (speaker, male)
Part 6: Discussion of photograph of Cambridge computer laboratory staff c.1951: TB, Donald Hunter [DH], MW, Stanley Gill; Eric Mutch, chief technician; Peter Naur of Backus-Naur fame; TB's female assistant, Eileen McKee; J.P.C. Miller, who ran pre-war mechanical computer service; a Spanish visitor. [03:52] Remarks on duties of Eileen McKee running differential analyser. Remarks on: DW not being in photo; Bill Renwick, the very important chief engineer; Sandy Douglas [SD], then a computer user, who served in Far East in wartime; John Allen Ovenstone, visitor from Australia; Douglas Hartree's daughter, MW's secretary. [09:50] Remarks on: later contact with Eileen McKee; Donald Hunter; closest colleagues being DW, SD; Monty Phister, a visitor from the USA; opinions on programming the Manchester Computer and Cambridge EDSAC computer.
Life story interview with computer scientist Tony Brooker