ARTICLES IN 2013 (42)

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

 Len Shustek   December 17, 2013
Before 1975, the computer was an exotic and expensive tool for engineers, scientists, and businesses. By 1985 the computer had been “democratized”, and anyone...   Read More
Computer Pioneers: Photos from the Field

Computer Pioneers: Photos from the Field

 Ben Shneiderman   December 11, 2013
Text, photos and captions by Ben Shneiderman.  Selection of pioneers and their photos by CHM senior curator, Dag Spicer. The vibrant social processes of...   Read More
Who Invented the Transistor?

Who Invented the Transistor?

 David Laws   December 04, 2013
On reading my recent @CHM blog “Who invented the diode?” CHM senior curator Dag Spicer pointed me to a fascinating scholarly treatise, “Singletons and...   Read More
Restoring the IBM 1401

Restoring the IBM 1401

 Robert Garner   November 20, 2013
Is anyone willing to lead a project to restore an IBM 1401?” Mike Cheponis enthusiastically asked with a glint in his eye. I knew...   Read More
Apple II DOS source code

Apple II DOS source code

 Len Shustek   November 12, 2013
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series Could you write a Disk Operating System in 7 weeks? In June 1977 Apple...   Read More
Who Invented the Diode?

Who Invented the Diode?

 David Laws   November 06, 2013
The inventors of the transistor and the integrated circuit received Nobel Prizes. The engineering community marks anniversaries of their conception with conferences, banquets, and...   Read More
A Curator’s Wish: The SynthAxe

A Curator’s Wish: The SynthAxe

 Chris Garcia   October 24, 2013
I’m often asked if there were one object in the entire world that the museum could acquire, what would it be? It’s a tough...   Read More
Volunteers, start your laptops!

Volunteers, start your laptops!

 Karen Kroslowitz   October 07, 2013
The race is on! The Computer History Museum was recently awarded a prestigious two-year federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services...   Read More
The Dawn of Computer Comics: Shatter

The Dawn of Computer Comics: Shatter

 Chris Garcia   September 24, 2013
Almost from the moment it was introduced, Apple’s Macintosh computer system was adopted by graphic artists. Perhaps it was the easy-to-use graphical user interface...   Read More
MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

 Marc Weber   September 12, 2013
If Steve Jobs hadn’t gotten kicked out of Apple in 1985, the Web might look very different today. But not for the reasons most...   Read More