This is a presentation I saw at the STARWest 2007 Conference last year. It was a great presentation because as software testers, I think a lot of people don't know how the industry has grown up. In fact, I am one of those people who didn't know where we came from. After this presentation, I decided to find out as much as I could about many of the people mentioned. I would suggest to you that you use your Google-fu to find more information, just so you can arm yourself against people who might steer you into 1983. :-)
Here the Google Video link. I would suggest you watch it since its a great lecture and not too long (around 35 minutes).
However, if you don't have the time, to tie you over, I attached a copy of the power point he created.