ARTICLES IN 2014 (23)

Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Origins of The Tablet

Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Origins of The Tablet

 Alex Lux   December 17, 2014
  By 1987, the PC revolution was well entrenched and underway. Desktop PCs were standard hardware for home enthusiasts, businesses, government agencies, and computer...   Read More
Road Trip: CHM Enigma Machine Goes to Hollywood

Road Trip: CHM Enigma Machine Goes to Hollywood

 Carol Stiglic   December 02, 2014
My Mission: TIME Magazine calls, they want our Enigma machine for a photo shoot in Hollywood featuring The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch.  The...   Read More
It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

 Chris Garcia   November 12, 2014
Ubiquitous, wearable computers have been a dream since at least the 1930s. Chester Gould’s comic strip Dick Tracy introduced the 2-Way Radio Watch worn...   Read More
Xerox Alto Source Code

Xerox Alto Source Code

 Paul McJones   October 21, 2014
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series The roots of the modern personal computer Depending on your age, your first computer...   Read More
Early Digital Research CP/M Source Code

Early Digital Research CP/M Source Code

 David Laws   October 01, 2014
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series By the time personal computers based on microprocessors began to emerge in the mid-1970s,...   Read More
Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

 Len Shustek   September 24, 2014
It seems appropriate, every so often, for a history museum to think about its own history. On September 24, 2014, we celebrate the 35th...   Read More
Who Invented the IC?

Who Invented the IC?

 David Laws   August 20, 2014
Christie’s auction sale notice (May 22, 2014) of the only known phase-shift oscillator circuit built by Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby in private hands...   Read More
The Cryotron: Extremely Rare Superconducting Digital Circuits Come to CHM

The Cryotron: Extremely Rare Superconducting Digital Circuits Come to CHM

 David Brock   July 31, 2014
In the early 1950s, a young, enthusiastic and creative electrical engineer named Dudley Buck left the National Security Agency (NSA) for the Massachusetts Institute...   Read More
Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

 Chris Garcia   July 17, 2014
Scattered on floppy disks and hard drives around the world, there may be millions of works of art created on now-archaic computer systems. Read More
Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985–2000

Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985–2000

 Doug Menuez   July 07, 2014
For fifteen years I documented the efforts of a secretive tribe of engineers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley as they created technology...   Read More