Computer Job Interview


In Minneapolis on Monday, March 16, 1959, Dale wrote, “Clear, high 25°.  Took Helen and Dalene to S&L and to Atlantic Mills after supper.  Stan had an interview at the Calhoun Beach Hotel for a job with a computer outfit in Santa Monica, California.”  That computer outfit was System Development Corporation (SDC), a spin-off of The RAND Corporation and prime contractor to the Air Force.  They were recruiting college math majors to be computer programmers, and that’s where I started my career in information systems.  The logo above shows a hyperbolic paraboloid; employees called it a flying diaper.

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