Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985–2000
Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985–2000 features fifty silver gelatin prints by renowned documentary photographer Doug Menuez. In his fifteen years of unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Apple, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Adobe, and other iconic Silicon Valley organizations, Menuez captures a pivotal moment in the Valley’s history. Fearless Genius chronicles the rise of pioneering innovators like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, John Doerr, Charles Geschke, and John Warnock, while shining a spotlight on the relentless grind that typified office life and the men and women who toiled to turn the digital dream into reality, often at great personal sacrifice and struggle.READ MORE
The Cryotron: Extremely Rare Superconducting Digital Circuits Come to CHM
In the early-1950s, Cyrotrons were developed as a possible alternative to the transistor. Cooled to within four degrees of absolute zero, these superconducting switching elements were invented by Dudley Buck at MIT. One of Buck´s colleagues, Albert Slade, recently donated to CHM a collection of original crytrtons, one dating back to 1954.
The Origin of Xbox
Nick Baker, Todd Holmdahl, and Albert Penello, key members of the original Microsoft Xbox team come together in this oral history to discuss the early development of Xbox and Xbox 360, two of the most significant game consoles in computer history.
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.