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The 1986 ACM Conference on the History of Personal Workstations

The 1986 ACM Conference on the History of Personal Workstations

On January 9 and 10, 1986, there was a historic gathering of personal computing pioneers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). The ACM Conference on the History of Personal Workstations was chaired by Alan Perlis of Yale University and organized by John White of PARC. The speakers were a "who's who" of innovative computing, including Allen Newell, Gordon Bell, JCR Licklider, Larry Roberts, Doug Engelbart, Alan Kay, Chuck Thacker, Butler Lampson, Wes Clark, and others. Take your front row seat and watch historic presentations from ACM’s Conference on the History of Personal Workstations.

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The Man Behind the Curtain of Lab126

The Man Behind the Curtain of Amazon's Lab126

Gregg Zehr, president of Lab126, the Silicon Valley-based research and product development laboratory for Amazon, talks about his rural Midwestern upbringing, emergence into the tech world through companies like Apple and Palm, and the engineering of the original Amazon Kindle e-reader in his fascinating oral history.

Take a Online tour of Revolution

Take an Audio Tour of Revolution

Enhance your experience of the Computer History Museum's signature exhibition Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing by using this free official audio tour.

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