Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation
The entrepreneurial, technology-driven roots of today’s Silicon Valley sprouted long before Google’s algorithms, Apple’s two Steves, Fairchild’s chipmeisters, or the egalitarian management innovations of Hewlett and Packard. Eager emissaries from around the world, striving to the replicate the tech economy back home, are often surprised to learn that Silicon Valley did not happen overnight.
Portents of the future can be traced to the area around the Stanford University campus in the late 1900s. Each wave of innovation built on the skills and experience of prior decades but launched a radically new product or service that changed the world in ways that even their inventors could not have predicted.READ MORE
A Tale of Deleted Cities
"Deleted City" is an interactive art installation by Richard Vijgen based on the surviving backups of GeoCities, one of earliest and largest online communities. Currently on display at CHM, "Deleted City" is an artistic answer to an important and timely question: How do you present a digital ruin?
Oral History of Rich Hilleman
Computer game guru and video game producer Rich Hilleman discusses his first experience with computers in elementary school, his work as an 18-year-old courier at the Nevada National Security Site, and his prolific career at Electronic Arts (EA) in his 2012 oral history.
University Video Communications (UVC) Collection
Co-founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1987 by Judith Lemon and Karen Mathews Tucker, University Video Communications (UVC) was a technology education company that produced and distributed classroom-ready video lectures by pioneering industry scientists and engineers. CHM acquired the extensive collection in 1999 and is releasing 112 newly digitized lectures on its YouTube channel.