Oral history of British science
Land, Frank (11 of 18). An Oral History of British Science.
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Interviewee's home, Ivybridge
Land, Fred Frank, 1928- (speaker, male)
Lean, Thomas (speaker, male)
Part 11: Remarks on early interests at the LSE: need to reflect on his experience; establishment of teaching; LSE creation of a chair of computational methods held by Sandy Douglas, who worked with FL to establish master's programme; recruiting of research staff, such as Tony Cornford and Ronald Stamper. [04:25] Remarks on Ronald Stamper: introduced notion of semiotics to IS; close ally of FL; left to work in university of Twente; developed language LEGOL; outstanding ideas but had problems building a team; left after dispute over colleagues publishing his ideas, quite different to FL's views. [07:27] Remarks on: growth of department; relief at giving up computer service job. Comments on LSE computer service: relations with users; layout of service and staff; growth of group with colleagues such as Caroline Hewlett and David Dolby; arrangements for users, importance of reliability. [abrupt end - equipment failure]
Interview with computer programmer and information systems theorist Frank Land.