New iPhone Exhibit Celebrates the “One Device that Changes Everything”
As part of the Exponential Center’s iPhone 360 Project, in collaboration with the Museum’s Senior Curator Dag Spicer, Internet History Program Curatorial Director Marc Weber, and the Center for Software History‘s Director David C. Brock and Curator Hansen Hsu, the Computer History Museum (CHM) has launched a new exhibit that explores the technology, history, and business and social impact of the revolutionary device. While the 30-foot-high graphic display can be viewed in the Museum’s lobby, we are pleased to share the content from the exhibit below with all of CHM’s virtual visitors.
This exhibit is the culmination of extensive research and collective expertise across the Museum, with special thanks to Exponential Center Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock, Dag Spicer, and Marc Weber for content development; and to Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions Kirsten Tashev for overseeing exhibit production and coordination. We’d also like to thank CHM friend and exhibit designer Van Sickle & Rolleri.READ MORE
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
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
“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 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.