Museum Highlights

Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Computing History

Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Computing History

Center for Software History Director David C. Brock recaps his CHM Live conversation with historian Marie Hicks and provides further insight into issues of gender and sexuality embedded within computer history, including, at times, the full erasure of women and others despite their essential roles within computing of the day.

The Shocking Truth Behind Arnold Nordsieck’s Differential Analyzer

The Shocking Truth Behind Arnold Nordsieck’s Differential Analyzer

Arnold Nordsieck started building his differential analyzer when most other computing researchers were experimenting with vacuum-tube digital electronic computers. Nordsieck needed a simple, cheap, and practical machine. A small differential analyzer fit the bill.

Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley

Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley

Though she named her book Troublemakers, Berlin warns not to mistake disruption as an end in itself. The people she features pushed against existing structures not for the sake of disruption alone, but to pursue a larger idea. They were team players who were audacious and persistent but didn’t mistake their own egos for the product or company. Their most powerful and under-appreciated talent? Humility.

Tour  <em>Revolution</em> Anytime, Anywhere!

Tour Revolution Anytime, Anywhere!

Enhance your experience of our signature exhibition with the official audio tour

Narrated by NPR correspondent Laura Sydell, this tour features insider stories from CHM staff and volunteers, voices of computer pioneers such as Gordon Moore and Ed Catmull, historical images, and beautiful photographs of computing artifacts.

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