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 (20)

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
Harry Huskey, 2013 CHM Fellow

Harry Huskey, 2013 CHM Fellow

  April 02, 2013
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

  December 19, 2012
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

  October 24, 2012
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

  September 18, 2012
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

  December 02, 2011
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
An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams

An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams

  October 15, 2011
Light, sound, temperature: the world is a symphony of vibrations. All around us is a world alive with continuously varying signals. These real world sensations are called analog signals to distinguish them from digital signals--which can...   Read More
We Had a Dream of Interactive Computing

We Had a Dream of Interactive Computing

  February 09, 2011
The Computer History Museum lost a dear friend Legendary computer pioneer, businessman, CHM Fellow and co-founder, Ken Olsen passed away on Sunday Feb 6, 2011 leaving a legacy that touched millions of lives. Olsen’s computer museum...   Read More
Early Apple Business Documents

Early Apple Business Documents

  June 02, 2009
Apple Computer (now known as Apple, Inc.) was a major force in the personal computer revolution that took place in the 1970s and '80s. Learning about its history teaches us about competing visions of the future...   Read More