ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (37)

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
MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

 Marc Weber  1 year ago
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...   Read More
The Banana Junior 6000: Computers and Comedy

The Banana Junior 6000: Computers and Comedy

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
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,...   Read More
Racetrack Betting Mechanized

Racetrack Betting Mechanized

 Alex Bochannek  1 year ago
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, a group of almost seventy people attended a CHM SoundByte lunchtime lecture entitled The Totalisator – An Algorithm That...   Read More
Women and the Public Face of Computing

Women and the Public Face of Computing

 Dag Spicer  1 year ago
The modern computer began as a laboratory curiosity. Early computers and proto-computers of the 1940s were one of a kind, usually hand crafted machines...   Read More
Exhibiting the Online World

Exhibiting the Online World

 Marc Weber  1 year ago
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” - origin uncertain, often attributed to Martin Mull   Whether you’re a Maasai tribesman buying and...   Read More
Warhol & The Computer

Warhol & The Computer

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
I don't tend to associate legendary Pop artist Andy Warhol with the computer. My first thoughts go to Campbell Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, and...   Read More
IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

 Dag Spicer  2 years ago
“I’ll take amazing computers for $1000, Alex” Tuesday night (June 10, 2013) at the Computer History Museum, IBM senior vice president and director of...   Read More
Why Analog Computers?

Why Analog Computers?

 Alex Bochannek  2 years ago
Every once in awhile, I like to go into the Museum’s permanent exhibition Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing. It isn’t unusual for...   Read More
Buddhism and The Computer

Buddhism and The Computer

 Chris Garcia  2 years ago
By 1953, computers had started to penetrate the popular culture to such a degree that they were being used in many different areas than...   Read More