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CHM Oral History with Dave Liddle

Dave Liddle is a legend in Silicon Valley but what many don't know is he had an interesting role with Owens-Illinois in the late 60s, working on the plasma display, in cooperation with the PLATO plasma panel team at the University of Illinois.

Here's a recent oral history conducted at the Computer History Museum of Dave talking about his long illustrious career. The plasma project starts around the 17 minute mark, but the video below is set to around 15 minutes so you can get a little context of what led to his choice of going to Owens-Illinois. Better yet, start at the beginning of the interview and watch the whole 2.5 hour extravaganza!

 

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The Friendly Orange Glow: The Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture, by Brian Dear

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