ARTICLES IN 2016 (41)

The Preservation Game: How Social Media Saved Bletchley Park

The Preservation Game: How Social Media Saved Bletchley Park

 Lauren Miyamoto   December 27, 2016
In 2003, Dr. Sue Black encountered a sight that made her ashamed to be British. She was visiting Bletchley Park, the home of 10,000...   Read More
Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

 David Laws   December 20, 2016
Sixty years after its founding in 1957, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation is celebrated as “The First Trillion Dollar Startup.”1 Through an unprecedented series of technical,...   Read More
Remembering Erich Bloch (January 9, 1925–November 25, 2016)

Remembering Erich Bloch (January 9, 1925–November 25, 2016)

 Gordon Bell   December 13, 2016
Though Erich Bloch was less visible to most of the computing community, his contributions most likely impacted your life. As a pioneer who made...   Read More
The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   December 08, 2016
The great advances in the world have often aggravated the inequities in the world. The least needy see the most improvement, and the most...   Read More
Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

 Chris Garcia   November 18, 2016
Established in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the President of the United...   Read More
Blogged by CHM in California: 20 Years of Apple Design

Blogged by CHM in California: 20 Years of Apple Design

 Cara Dodge   November 16, 2016
On November 15 Apple announced Designed by Apple in California, a coffee table book chronicling 20 years of Apple products. The pages are filled with...   Read More
Day of the Dead: Exploring Failure with Silicon Valley Veterans Kim Polese, Bill Reichert, and Justin Kan

Day of the Dead: Exploring Failure with Silicon Valley Veterans Kim Polese, Bill Reichert, and Justin Kan

 nextgen   November 15, 2016
By Marie Williams—Marie is a member of the Computer History Museum’s NextGen Advisory Board. Read her full bio here. Work in Silicon Valley long...   Read More
50th Anniversary of the HP 2116 Minicomputer

50th Anniversary of the HP 2116 Minicomputer

 Chuck House   November 07, 2016
Amidst a sea of computer vendors, the 1966 Fall Joint Computer Conference booth for an obscure instrument manufacturer, Hewlett-Packard, was insignificant. Their lone product,...   Read More
Personal Computing 1984:  PC Pragmatists, Macintosh Visionaries & the Future of Portability

Personal Computing 1984: PC Pragmatists, Macintosh Visionaries & the Future of Portability

 Jonathan Rotenberg   November 02, 2016
This is the fourth of five video releases of Boston Computer Society (BCS) General Meetings, by the Computer History Museum (CHM). Be sure to check...   Read More
A Haunted Tour of Silicon Valley

A Haunted Tour of Silicon Valley

 Caroline Evans   October 31, 2016
Silicon Valley is known for its cutting-edge technology, creative innovation, and forward-looking frame of mind. But the Valley also has a lesser-known side—a spookier...   Read More