ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (33)

At Westwood Elementary, in room 17, there was an Apple II computer, and at recess, if you'd earned enough classroom points, you could play one of a dozen or so games. Read More ...

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 it “The Secret.” Airplanes got autopilots just a decade after the Wright Read More ...

Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee first proposed what became the World Wide Web.  Today it is living up to its ambitious name, serving  three billion people with many more yet to come. To Read More ...

SpaceWar! the granddaddy of computer games, debuted in 1962.   Since then games have evolved, both in the technology they use and in the role they play in the lives of people of all generations. New Read More ...

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 Read More ...

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 question, there are seminal machines that would be amazing to include in Read More ...

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 (GUI), or the programs, such as MacPaint and MacDraw, which allowed artists Read More ...

If Steve Jobs hadn’t gotten kicked out of Apple in 1985, the Web might look very different today. But not for the reasons most people might think.   Angry and deeply hurt, the arrogant, hard-to-control young Read More ...

The introduction of the Macintosh was probably the largest computer announcement in American business history. It wasn’t merely an event for the technology crowd, it was also a major cultural touchstone. Covered by every branch of Read More ...

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. The audience was a blend of familiar faces, Read More ...