ABOUT DAG SPICER

Dag Spicer is CHM's senior curator and is responsible for creating the intellectual frameworks and interpretive schema of the Museum's various programs and exhibitions. He also leads the Museum's strategic direction relating to its collection of computer artifacts, films, documents, software and ephemera--the largest collection of computers and related materials in the world.

DAG SPICER ARTICLES (18 )

Jim Porter and the History of the Global Storage Industry

Jim Porter and the History of the Global Storage Industry

  June 21, 2016
The Power of One It’s amazing what individuals can do. As Margaret Mead said, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing...   Read More
The ECHO IV Home Computer: 50 Years Later

The ECHO IV Home Computer: 50 Years Later

  May 31, 2016
The Future is Already Here Science fiction writer William Gibson famously stated, “the future is already here.  It’s just not very evenly distributed.”  Past events in the history of technology bear this out: Doug Engelbart, for...   Read More
First Steps: Lectures from the Dawn of Computing

First Steps: Lectures from the Dawn of Computing

  November 04, 2015
For over four decades, the Computer History Museum (CHM) has been recording the words and thoughts of the most important people in computing. The first lecture was in 1979 with Cambridge University professor and computer pioneer...   Read More
Tools of the Trade: An historical look at technology and commerce

Tools of the Trade: An historical look at technology and commerce

  October 06, 2015
Tools of the Trade A new display in the Computer History Museum’s Gallery area shows a sampling of objects that represent different technologies people have used over millennia to buy and sell goods.  Called Tools of...   Read More
The World’s Smallest Computer

The World’s Smallest Computer

  March 26, 2015
A new exhibit at CHM takes a look at the world’s smallest computer – the Michigan “Micro Mote.”  Making things smaller has been part of electronics technology since the field’s beginnings.  Smaller tends to make things...   Read More
The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

  June 11, 2014
The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows On April 26, the Museum held its annual tribute to that special group of computing innovators it calls Fellows.  Fellows are idealists, practical, driven, visionary; their list of inventions mind-boggling:...   Read More
IBM and the 1964 World’s Fair

IBM and the 1964 World’s Fair

  April 16, 2014
Just a few weeks ago, we received an interesting donation to the Museum: a commemorative punched card from the IBM Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. It’s a standard IBM punched card—a piece of card stock...   Read More
Women and the Public Face of Computing

Women and the Public Face of Computing

  July 24, 2013
The modern computer began as a laboratory curiosity. Early computers and proto-computers of the 1940s were one of a kind, usually hand crafted machines built at enormous expense. Beginning in about 1951, however, and led by...   Read More
IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

  June 13, 2013
“I’ll take amazing computers for $1000, Alex” Tuesday night (June 10, 2013) at the Computer History Museum, IBM senior vice president and director of IBM Research Dr. John Kelly formally presented part of the IBM Watson...   Read More
The 2013 Computer History Museum Fellows

The 2013 Computer History Museum Fellows

  May 15, 2013
On April 27, CHM hosted its annual Fellow Awards, its public celebration of the remarkable men and women who have changed the world through computing technology. When you look back at some of the past CHM...   Read More