Creating Magic: A Conversation with Original iPhone Engineers & Software Team Lead Scott Forstall
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after it acquired NeXT, he brought with him a closely knit group of engineers. One of them was Scott Forstall, a young software designer who had come to NeXT directly from Stanford University. Over the next decade-and-a-half, Forstall would become one of Jobs’ most-trusted confidantes and he would be chosen to lead the software design for the original iPhone. Ultimately, Forstall would leave Apple in 2012.
Yet Forstall’s role in shaping the design of the smartphone that would entirely restructure both the computing and communications industries during the past decade cannot be understated. On Tuesday, June 20, he spoke for the first time since resigning from Apple about his work on the iPhone project and his friendship with JobsREAD MORE
Remembering Chuck Thacker
February 26, 1943–June 12, 2017
Charles (Chuck) P. Thacker worked with researchers Butler Lampson, Bob Taylor, and Alan Kay at Xerox PARC. In 1973, Thacker completed the Xerox Alto computer, the model for nearly all computers today. Thacker was made a CHM Fellow in 2007.
How Affectiva’s Rana el Kaliouby Is Engineering Emotional Intelligence
On June 8, Affeciva co-founder and CEO Rana el Kaliouby joined the Museum’s John Hollar for an enlightening conversation about the emotion-sensing technology that is defining the world’s emotional intelligence.
Fellow Award Nominations
Accepting 2018 Fellow Award nominations through August 30, 2017
For three decades, the Fellow Awards at CHM have honored distinguished individuals and pioneering teams whose contributions have forever transformed our world. Submit your nomination today!
What the DEC?!?
Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM
The Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) records date from 1947 through 2002, representing a comprehensive technical history of every major computing innovation at DEC, as well as its nontraditional business culture.