Conversation: Jay W. Forrester

  title={Conversation: Jay W. Forrester},
  author={Christopher Evans},
  journal={Annals of the History of Computing},
In 1972, when I was principal investigator for the Smithsonian-AFIPS Computer History Project, I asked Robert R. Everett, president of the Mitre Corporation, to host a gathering of key people from Project Whirlwind. The group, which included Jay W. Forrester, engaged in a freewheeling discussion about some of the major mile-stones that occurred during the evolution of that important first-generation computer. One of the topics I was most anxious to explore was the development of coincident… 

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  • Sociology, Computer Science
    Int. Trans. Oper. Res.
  • 2006