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Issue No.01 - Jan.-March (2013 vol.35)
pp: 72-77
ABSTRACT
Rolf Skår was one of three cofounders of the Norwegian computer company Norsk Data. During his many years with Norsk Data, he worked in various phases of the business including software development and sales and marketing. His final position with the company was as president and CEO. As a renowned business man in Norway, after Norsk Data he has served positions of leadership and innovation in government agencies and business consulting and has represented Norway in the European Space Agency.
INDEX TERMS
Interviews, Biographies, SAM-2, history of computing, Rolf Skår, Norsk Data, minicomputers, space technology, ESA, NASA, Nord-1
CITATION
"Rolf Skår", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.35, no. 1, pp. 72-77, Jan.-March 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2013.9
REFERENCES
1. This interview was done over email in September 2012. The original 6,000 word interview was reduced to the length of this article by the interviewer with the approval of the interviewee.
2. Norges Tekniske HÖgskole in Norwegian.
3. Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt, or FFI, in Norwegian
4. The SivilingeniÖr degree is issued in Norway to graduates of technical universities.
5. N. Liaaen and D. Walden, "Remembering the LFK Network," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 24, no. 3, 2002, pp. 79–81.
6. T. Olav Steine, "The Founding, Fantastic Growth, and Fast Decline of Norsk Data AS," History of Nordic Computing, Springer, 2010, pp. 249–257.
7. In 1986 the NOK to USD exchange rate was about 7.4 to 1.
8. "Tore's Norsk Data Site," "http://toresbe.at.ifi.uio.nond.
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