About Len Shustek

Len Shustek is chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum. In 1979, he co-founded Nestar Systems, an early developer of networks for personal computers. In 1986, he co-founded Network General, a manufacturer of network analysis tools including The Sniffer™. The company became Network Associates after merging with McAfee Associates and PGP. He has taught computer science at Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford Universities, and was a founder of the “angel financing” firm VenCraft. He has served on various boards, including the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Articles by Len Shustek(14)

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

 Dec 17, 2013 Curatorial Insight
Before 1975, the computer was an exotic and expensive tool for engineers, scientists, and businesses. By 1985 the computer had been “democratized”, and anyone with the need, the interest, and a few thousand dollars could have one of their own. Read More
Apple II DOS Source Code

Apple II DOS Source Code

 Nov 12, 2013 From the Collection
Unlike the Apple I, the Apple II was fully assembled and ready to use with any display monitor. The version with 4K of memory cost $1298. It had color, graphics, sound, expansion slots, game paddles, and a built-in BASIC programming language. Read More
Adobe Photoshop Source Code

Adobe Photoshop Source Code

 Feb 13, 2013 From the Collection
When brothers Thomas and John Knoll began designing and writing an image editing program in the late 1980s, they could not have imagined that they would be adding a word to the dictionary. Read More
The APL Programming Language Source Code

The APL Programming Language Source Code

 Oct 10, 2012 From the Collection
Thousands of programming languages were invented in the first 50 years of the age of computing. Many of them were similar, and many followed a traditional, evolutionary path from their predecessors. What eventually became APL was first a mathematical notation, not as a computer programming language. Read More
Why a Computer History Museum?

Why a Computer History Museum?

 Jan 11, 2011 Curatorial Insight
Humans have been creating tools since before recorded history. For many centuries, most tools served to amplify the power of the human body. We call the period of their greatest flowering the Industrial Revolution. Read More
MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code

MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code

 Jul 18, 2010 From the Collection
The Apple Macintosh combined brilliant design in hardware and in software. The drawing program MacPaint, which was released with the computer in January of 1984, was an example of that brilliance both in what it did, and in how it was implemented. Read More
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