Articles in Remarkable People(43)

Remembering CHM Fellow Evelyn Berezin

Remembering CHM Fellow Evelyn Berezin

CHM Editorial Team Dec 11, 2018
We salute 2015 CHM Fellow Award Honoree Evelyn Berezin for her early work in computer design and a lifetime of entrepreneurial activity. Read More
Net@50: Did Engelbart's “Mother of All Demos” Launch the Connected World?

Net@50: Did Engelbart's “Mother of All Demos” Launch the Connected World?

Marc Weber Dec 09, 2018
His goal was building systems to augment human intelligence. His group prototyped much of modern computing (and invented the mouse) along the way. Read More
Who Invented the Microprocessor?

Who Invented the Microprocessor?

David Laws Sep 20, 2018
The microprocessor is hailed as one of the most significant engineering milestones of all time. The lack of a generally agreed definition of the term has supported many claims to be the inventor of the microprocessor. This article describes a chronology of early approaches to integrating the primary building blocks of a computer on to fewer and fewer microelectronic chips, culminating in the concept of the microprocessor. Read More
Building the Cathedral of Technology: The Fellow Awards at the Computer History Museum

Building the Cathedral of Technology: The Fellow Awards at the Computer History Museum

Jennifer De La Cruz Apr 27, 2018
“How can you not be romantic about baseball?” Brad Pitt, playing longtime Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, asks that at the end of Moneyball—and I have a mentor who likes to remind me of it. In fact, most any problem I have, moments of self doubt, questions about strategy or direction, etc. are usually answered in one of two ways: 1) Jenny, what do you think, or 2) with a sports metaphor—and Beane’s quote is a favorite . . . for good reason. Stay with me. Read More
2018 Museum Fellow Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky: Silicon, Science, Memory & Survival

2018 Museum Fellow Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky: Silicon, Science, Memory & Survival

David Brock Apr 18, 2018
For the invention of the first commercial erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), which enabled rapid development of microprocessor-based Read More
2018 Museum Fellow Dame Stephanie Shirley
2018 Museum Fellow Guido van Rossum, Python Creator & Benevolent Dictator for Life

2018 Museum Fellow Guido van Rossum, Python Creator & Benevolent Dictator for Life

Hansen Hsu Apr 05, 2018
For the creation and evolution of the Python programming language and for leadership of its community. Read More
13 Sextillion & Counting: The Long & Winding Road to the Most Frequently Manufactured Human Artifact in History

13 Sextillion & Counting: The Long & Winding Road to the Most Frequently Manufactured Human Artifact in History

David Laws Apr 02, 2018
Scientists and engineers achieved the alchemist’s goal of turning low-value material into gold with the invention of the MOS (metal-oxide semiconductor) transistor. Read More
“Unprogramming” the ENIAC: Lehmer Child’s Play

“Unprogramming” the ENIAC: Lehmer Child’s Play

John Markoff May 09, 2017
At the dawn of the modern computing era teenager Laura Lehmer Gould and her brother Donald Lehmer were the youngest “un-programmers.” Read More
2017 CHM Fellow Lawrence G. Roberts

2017 CHM Fellow Lawrence G. Roberts

Marc Weber Apr 27, 2017
Larry Roberts and his co-founders flew to New York for the IPO of their fast-growing Bay Area networking company, Telenet. They gave speeches on the stock exchange floor and in general savored the triumph of this recognition in dollars and shares for their five years of pioneering work, from raw startup to international communications carrier. There were thrilling possibilities on the horizon. Telecommunications giants like BT and Bell Canada as well as major manufacturing companies wanted to buy the innovative switches Telenet was manufacturing, based on a new international standard they had pushed through a normally glacial process in record time. Their own networking services were used by all manner of corporate customers. Read More
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