Museum Highlights

Born in a Van: Happy 40th Birthday to the Internet!

Born in a Van: Happy 40th Birthday to the Internet!

In fall 1977, a silver step van filled with futuristic equipment, engineers, and sometimes fully uniformed generals quietly cruised the streets of the San Francisco Peninsula. The van was getting ready to demonstrate the first full transmission with what would become the internet standard we use today.

Why Your Zip Code Affects Your Health & How Tech Can Help

Why Your Zip Code Affects Your Health & How Tech Can Help

In an age of sophisticated healthcare technologies, the doctors you see or hospitals you visit are only a small part of what determines your health. Through extensive data analysis, one doctor discovered a tie between your zip code and your health. Dr. Anthony Iton described the path to this discovery in a CHM Live conversation with P2Health Ventures cofounder Vanessa Mason.

Someone Else’s Computer: The Prehistory of Cloud Computing

Someone Else’s Computer: The Prehistory of Cloud Computing

“There is no cloud,” goes the quip. “It’s just someone else’s computer.” The joke gets at a key feature of cloud computing: Your data and the software to process it reside in a remote data center  that you share with many users. Remarkably, this was also true of a popular mode of computing in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s: time-sharing.

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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