Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey

JUNE, 2017

John De Beer and Chuck Copenhaver

Caricatures by “Al” that appeared in (I think) The Australian and when Copenhaver took over as Regional Manager, or was it the other way round? (double-click to enlarge)

The Charles Babbage Institute has a vast collection of CDC photographs (2,000 plus), but not a trace of anyone that worked in Australia other than a single image of Gerald Beaugonin who stood in as Regional Manager for a month or two after ETR resigned and Herb Hughes was appointed.

Surprisingly little appears to be known of the Australasian Managers appointed by the Corporation after they returned to the U.S.

I think the sequence was Hughes, Sibalik, Holswade and the the pair shown, but I suspect another (ETR?) when the axe fell as I believe they were four-year appointments

Is it true that at a function for sales people who had achieved quota Copenhaver presented each of the men with a wallet, and the three or four females who qualified a pair of panties???


Down with panties, I say!


“Nostalgia Ain’t What It used to Be”

Spiritual Homes  Double-click to enlarge #top --- LATEST NEWS ---

Recent Minor Updates

CDA Phone Directory : 1963-1988

Our Comments on the ACS History

 ETR - The Replacement

 Heymanson - Why the switch to CDA?

The P.M.G. 160A Order - How did it happen?

Past Updates

November, 2016 to May, 2017

The Australian Computer Society Heritage Project

Chapter 12 : Control Data Australia

Our Comments

Bottom left the first CDC 1604 about to leave 501 Park Avenue, but did the Logistics all go to plan? Our new page “The Adventures of Norris and Cray” raises a question mark >>

New Fun Stuff!

CDI : The Barbarella Project

CRAY-1 Not Your Average Super-Computer!

 To Bill ... Best Wishers from Ronald Reagan

 Sleepy versus Bunchie?

New Stuff  : The “SITES to ‘75” page originates from a spreadsheet kindly supplied by Ron Bird as part of the corrections forwarded to the author of the history part of the ACS Heritage project - as Ron suggested, 99% accurate to 1975 as he probably worked on 99% of them!   Also PDF on our Downloads page

Sleepyversus Bunchie?

Sleepy versus Bunchie???

From our last gripping episode, we recall CDC Board of Directors tackling the thorny question of a new corporate logo … which will it be, gentleman? The Bat or the Tombstone … ??

… but did they have any inkling that the boss had already had made his choice and had his business cards printed …?


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