Wednesday, August 23, 2006

William C. Norris; Pioneer In Computer Development

Norris was thinking differently early on. (He died Monday at 95.)

Control Data was one of the first businesses to offer on-site day care for employees' children and invented the golden parachute for top managers, originally intended to ward off corporate takeovers. Another project, a computer-based education system known as Plato, anticipated the need for mainstream technology education but cost the company more than $1 billion.

Source: William C. Norris; Pioneer In Computer Development

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