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 (13 )

The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

 6 months ago
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

 8 months ago
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

 1 year ago
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...   Read More
IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

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

 2 years ago
“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

 2 years ago
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
Harry Huskey, 2013 CHM Fellow

Harry Huskey, 2013 CHM Fellow

 2 years ago
This year, the Computer History Museum honors Harry Huskey as a CHM Fellow. Fellows are unique individuals who have made a major difference to computing and to the world around them. Huskey was born in 1916...   Read More
Suffering for Science

Suffering for Science

 2 years ago
The famous French physiologist Claude Bernard once remarked: “The science of life is a superb and dazzlingly lighted hall which may be reached only by passing through a long and ghastly kitchen.” Bernard was right and...   Read More
Squee: The Robot Squirrel

Squee: The Robot Squirrel

 2 years ago
On October 9, CHM was privileged to have as a special visitor, Mr. Jack Koff. Koff built one of CHM’s more interesting and early robotic artifacts—Squee: the Robot Squirrel. Squee was the idea of early computing...   Read More
The Honeywell Animals

The Honeywell Animals

 2 years ago
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
Steve Jobs: From Garage to World’s Most Valuable Company

Steve Jobs: From Garage to World’s Most Valuable Company

 3 years ago
Jobs once said his goal in life was "to make a dent in the universe." At the end of this life, Jobs saw Apple surpass Exxon as the most valuable company in the world as measured...   Read More