Sunday Nov 12 , 2017 Special Events
Saturday Apr 29 , 2017 Education Event
NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that Never Happened
February 7, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the formal completion of Apple Computer’s acquisition of NeXT Software Inc. Had Steve Jobs’ first company not bought his second, history likely would have been very different. Apple might not exist today. No iPhone. But what could have happened to NeXT?
Former NeXT software leader and then-Apple Senior VP of Software Avie Tevanian has donated to the Computer History Museum a historic document that hints at this alternate history: a draft of a November 1996 S-1 SEC statement, never completed or submitted, declaring that NeXT was planning to issue an initial public offering of 5 million shares of common stock.READ MORE
Explore New Exhibition Make Software: Change the World!
Fly through World of Warcraft’s fantastic world of Azeroth, learn Photoshop from the pros, try your hand at coding, and speed-text your way to victory in Make Software: Change the World! Plan your visit now, or explore the exhibition online.
Hidden Figures No Longer
Learn more about the inspiring stories of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan, the NASA mathematicians behind John Glenn’s historic orbit around the Earth and the subjects of the book and recent movie Hidden Figures.
Merging Learning and Design: The Makings of CHM's New Education Center
CHM is embarking on the design and construction of a new Education Center. This is the first in a series of blog posts that will document and explore activities and experiences that represent the scale and diversity of the Education Center's design, planning, and implementation process.
Women in Computing Tour
Women have played a crucial role in the history of computing at many levels, from programming and engineering to marketing, business, and leadership. Learn more from our “Women in Computing” tour, featuring nine remarkable women who have impacted computer history.