Articles in From the Collection(57)

Racetrack Betting Mechanized

Racetrack Betting Mechanized

Alex Bochannek Jul 31, 2013
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, a group of almost seventy people attended a CHM SoundByte lunchtime lecture entitled The Totalisator – An Algorithm That Led to an Industry. Read More
Invention of the Planar Integrated Circuit & Other Stories from the Fairchild Notebooks

Invention of the Planar Integrated Circuit & Other Stories from the Fairchild Notebooks

David Laws Jun 19, 2013
The Fairchild Notebooks: Silicon Valley’s Founding Documents displays three iconic volumes from the collection of Fairchild Semiconductor documents. Hand written and illustrated by three of the founders of Fairchild, each book reveals the story and personality of the author and his work. Collectively they tell the history of the early days of a company and an invention that changed the world. Read More
Buddhism and The Computer

Buddhism and The Computer

Chris Garcia May 29, 2013
Many consider novelist Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 story The Nine Billion Names for God to be one of the finest stories in the history of science fiction. Computers had started to penetrate popular culture and were being used in an impressive array of new applications. Nonetheless, many might have found it a stretch to write a story about using a computer in a traditional Buddhist monastery. Read More
The Elbrus-2: a Soviet-era high performance computer

The Elbrus-2: a Soviet-era high performance computer

Alex Bochannek May 08, 2013
The Elbrus series of machines was designed at the Institute of Precision Mechanics and Computer Technology (ITMVT) in Moscow, a prestigious institute under the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Read More
Harry Huskey, 2013 CHM Fellow

Harry Huskey, 2013 CHM Fellow

Dag Spicer Apr 02, 2013
From the Collection, Remarkable People Read More
The Fairchild Semiconductor Collection of Notebooks and Technical Papers

The Fairchild Semiconductor Collection of Notebooks and Technical Papers

David Laws Mar 22, 2013
In July 2012 the Computer History Museum accepted a donation from Texas Instruments Inc. of over 1,300 patent and laboratory notebooks written by Members of the Technical Staff and other employees of the Research and Development Laboratory of Fairchild Semiconductor. Read More
The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair, 1939

The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair, 1939

Chris Garcia Mar 13, 2013
Every year since 1989, the Library of Congress has added twenty-five films to the National Film Registry. These are chosen from “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” that are at least ten years old. Read More
Alvy & Ed

Alvy & Ed

Chris Garcia Feb 27, 2013
I can name the singular moment that began my interest in computer graphics. It was a video we watched on a field trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science. The video was the most amazing thing a six year old had ever seen. It was a series of seemingly unrelated images that moved, but they weren’t real images. This semi-abstract collection of pieces captured my interest and as time went on, I discovered that it had opened up a new world to me. Read More
Adobe Photoshop Source Code

Adobe Photoshop Source Code

Len Shustek Feb 13, 2013
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
25 Years of Dataquest

25 Years of Dataquest

Doug Fairbairn Jan 02, 2013
If you were a senior executive in the Semiconductor Industry in the 1970s, 80s, and into the 1990s, you attended the annual Dataquest Industry Conference. Dataquest conferences, newsletters, industry reports and market data were the most widely attended, most thoroughly read, and the most frequently quoted of all the industry data and opinion sources. Read More
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