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Biographical entry Holden, Terence Sydney (1924 - )

21 November 1924
Computer scientist


Terence Sydney Holden helped to develop an on-line, multi-user system in 1965 for the CSIRO Section of Computing Research's Control Data 3600 computer system, called DAD. It allowed time-shared access by many users using keyboard VDU terminals, which were then new. This was the first large scale, on-line, multi-user system in Australia other than the small Cirrus. Holden worked at the CSIRO from 1945 to 1983, then worked as a Senior Consultant with Logica P/L and as a private computing consultant. He was a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1945 - 1964
Career position - Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Building Research
1964 - 1983
Career position - Principal Research Scientist and Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Computing Research
1985 - 1986
Career position - Senior Consultant at Logica P/L

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Rosanne Walker