ARTICLES IN September 2012 (6)

I was walking on the beach today by my house and ran across an old friend, his kids, and a buddy of his. They had taken the kelp stalks that washed up on the beach, cut Read More ...

About five years ago, I noticed a box of punched cards that Senior Curator Dag Spicer had set aside. It had been sent by high-performance computing researcher Lloyd Fosdick to the Museum’s forerunner, The Computer Museum, Read More ...

Ninety-nine percent of modern computers and control systems rely on digital techniques for internal operation. However, these devices must serve the real world that is one-hundred percent analog. The phenomena of heat, light, and sound, for Read More ...

Art always tells us something about the times in which it was created. Take Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans for example, which caricature the effects of mass consumer taste on art. Or sculptor and architect Gian Read More ...

The Computer History Museum had its own mini deluge of historical digital data. Our in-house produced high definition oral histories, lectures, and exhibition videos were usurping our available server space at over 60 terabytes, with another 10 Read More ...

Who really invented the Internet? I was fascinated by the recent kerfuffle over this question, which started with Gordon Crovitz’s July article in the Wall Street Journal. The catch is that even if you could dispel Read More ...