ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (34)

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  1 year 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  1 year 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  1 year 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
Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

 Marc Weber  1 year ago
Five 1980s Interviews from the Pelkey Collection, Released for the First Time 40 years ago on May 23rd, 1973, a young researcher named Bob...   Read More
Pixar’s Luxo Jr.

Pixar’s Luxo Jr.

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
Perhaps the single most iconic character in the history of computer graphics isn't a representation of a living thing. It's a desk lamp. ...   Read More
Endangered Online Worlds

Endangered Online Worlds

 Marc Weber  2 years ago
In the beginning the net was mostly non-commercial, but that began to change as it grew in leaps and bounds. Soon millions around the...   Read More