Yesterday's Tomorrows: The Origins of the Tablet
In 1987, Apple sponsored the PC of the Year 2000 competition, that challenged university students to predict and create a prototype to usher in a new era of computing. The judging panel consisted of Ray Bradbury, Alan Kay, Diane Ravitch, Alvin Toffler, and Steve Wozniak. The winning team was a group from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a prototype that was aptly named "Tablet: Personal Computer of the Year 2000." The prototype was later donated to the Museum, and is now part of Computer History Museum's permanent artifact collection.READ MORE
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Cut, Copy, and Paste
Larry Tesler, computer scientist, pioneer, and the legend who coined the terms "cut, copy, and paste," talks about his early years at the Bronx High School of Science, his time at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) during the 1960s, work on the POLOS and PUB projects as well as Smalltalk and NoteTaker at Xerox PARC.
Revolutionaries Season 3 on KQED
Revolutionaries, the interview series produced by the Computer History Museum, in association with KQED Silicon Valley, returns for a third season. Take your front row seat for these intriguing conversations with renowned Silicon Valley leaders and innovators. The series airs on KQED Plus on Tuesdays at 7pm.