Howe, Alfred Bart

Howe, Alfred Bart
Howe, Alfred Bart, 1938- , interviewee; Lorenz, Luke, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
13 February 2015
Date digitized:
13 February 2015
Length of interview:
60 minutes, 53 seconds

Alfred Howe, referred to as Bart in this interview, talks about his life in Boulder County and his career at IBM and StorageTek. Originally from Oklahoma, he and his wife Mary moved to the Boulder area in 1970, drawn in part by their love of the outdoors. He mentions some of the changes that he has witnessed over the 45 years that he’s lived in the area, such as population growth and changes in the sports programs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He praises the area’s excellent school system and says that he enjoys the cultural and entertainment opportunities in a university town. He discusses the inner workings of IBM and StorageTek, comparing them as companies and discussing the tension between the two companies initially until competition decreased as they began moving in different directions. He reflects on the Vietnam War and discusses how and why his ideas about that war changed over time. He speculates that the future will bring issues around water scarcity and fracking to Colorado.



Aweida, Jesse
Boulder (Colo.)
Erie (Colo.)
Lafayette (Colo.)
Longmont (Colo)
Business enterprises Colorado Boulder
Computer hardware
Electrical engineering
International Business Machines Corporation (Boulder, Colo.)
Storage Technology Corporation (Louisville, Colo.)
1970s (decade)
Vietnam War
Original Format:
digital audio
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