ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (36)

It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

 Chris Garcia  2 weeks ago
Ubiquitous, wearable computers have been a dream since at least the 1930s. Chester Gould’s comic strip Dick Tracy introduced the 2-Way Radio Watch worn...   Read More
Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

 Len Shustek  2 months ago
It seems appropriate, every so often, for a history museum to think about its own history. On September 24, 2014, we celebrate the 35th...   Read More
Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

 Chris Garcia  4 months ago
Scattered on floppy disks and hard drives around the world, there may be millions of works of art created on now-archaic computer systems. Read More
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

 Chris Garcia  6 months ago
At Westwood Elementary, in room 17, there was an Apple II computer, and at recess, if you'd earned enough classroom points, you could...   Read More
Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

 Marc Weber  7 months ago
When Robert Whitehead invented the self-propelled torpedo in the 1860s, the early guidance system for maintaining depth was so new and essential he called...   Read More
Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

 Marc Weber  9 months ago
Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee first proposed what became the World Wide Web. ┬áToday it is living up to its ambitious...   Read More
The Future of Computer Games: 25 Years Later

The Future of Computer Games: 25 Years Later

 Chris Garcia  10 months ago
SpaceWar! the granddaddy of computer games, debuted in 1962.   Since then games have evolved, both in the technology they use and in the...   Read More
The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

 Len Shustek  11 months ago
Before 1975, the computer was an exotic and expensive tool for engineers, scientists, and businesses. By 1985 the computer had been “democratized”, and anyone...   Read More
A Curator’s Wish: The SynthAxe

A Curator’s Wish: The SynthAxe

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
I’m often asked if there were one object in the entire world that the museum could acquire, what would it be? It’s a tough...   Read More
The Dawn of Computer Comics: Shatter

The Dawn of Computer Comics: Shatter

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
Almost from the moment it was introduced, Apple’s Macintosh computer system was adopted by graphic artists. Perhaps it was the easy-to-use graphical user interface...   Read More