About Paula Jabloner

Paula Jabloner is the first Director of the newly established Cisco Archive. When not at Cisco she directs the Museum's Digital Repository. Previously, she was Director of Collections and Senior Archivist. She joined the Computer History Museum in 2004.

Articles by Paula Jabloner(3)

Restoring Yesterday’s “Computer System of Tomorrow”: A Conversation with Curator & Xerox Alto Restorer Al Kossow

Restoring Yesterday’s “Computer System of Tomorrow”: A Conversation with Curator & Xerox Alto Restorer Al Kossow

 Jul 18, 2017 Behind the Scenes
The Center for Software History at the Computer History Museum is restoring two Xerox Alto computers, part of the center’s Alto System Project. Today’s computers and connected devices are direct descendants of some of Alto’s early innovations. Read More
The Two-Napkin Protocol

The Two-Napkin Protocol

 Mar 04, 2015 Behind the Scenes
In 1989, Kirk Lougheed of Cisco and Yakov Rekhter of IBM were having lunch in a meeting hall cafeteria at an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) conference. They wrote a new routing protocol that became RFC (Request for Comment) 1105, the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), known to many as the “Two Napkin Protocol” — in reference to the napkins they used to capture their thoughts. Read More
Crafting a Digital Repository

Crafting a Digital Repository

 Sep 12, 2012 Behind the Scenes
The Computer History Museum had its own mini deluge of historical digital data. Our oral histories, lectures, and exhibition videos were usurping our available server space at over 60 terabytes, with another 10 terabytes of historic digital artifacts including images and software. With the aid of grant funds from Google, CHM took on the work of creating a prototype digital repository in one year. Read More