ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (33)

Gulliver’s Engine

Gulliver’s Engine

 Chris Garcia  2 years ago
Sometimes, we can look back at fictional items from the days before the computer and see threads to machines that would exist decades, or...   Read More
Guinness World Records Day

Guinness World Records Day

 Alex Lux  2 years ago
November 15th marks Guinness World Records Day, a day when Guinness challenges the world at large to break as many records as possible within...   Read More
Have you got a prediction for us, UNIVAC?

Have you got a prediction for us, UNIVAC?

 Alex Bochannek  2 years ago
The year 2012 marks another step in a familiar quadrennial cycle. A cycle culminating in an event that demands global attention and that has...   Read More
The Haunted House

The Haunted House

 Chris Garcia  2 years ago
Every city has one; a house that scares all the local kids. Sometimes, these houses have long, dark histories that seem to have been...   Read More
Little Green Men

Little Green Men

 Alex Lux  2 years ago
Before moving up a couple of exits on Highway 101N, to our current location at 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., CHM and part of its...   Read More
From Copenhagen to Edinburgh: SHOT, SIGCIS, & Artefacts 2012

From Copenhagen to Edinburgh: SHOT, SIGCIS, & Artefacts 2012

 Alex Bochannek  2 years ago
As a curator at the Computer History Museum, I work at the intersection of computing technology, history, and the museum world. I am a...   Read More
A Logic Named Joe by Will F. Jenkins

A Logic Named Joe by Will F. Jenkins

 Chris Garcia  2 years ago
In the March 1946 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, Will F. Jenkins, better known under the pen name Murray Leinster, published the story A...   Read More
Who invented which Internet?

Who invented which Internet?

 Marc Weber  2 years ago
Who really invented the Internet? I was fascinated by the recent kerfuffle over this question, which started with Gordon Crovitz’s July article in the...   Read More
The BBC Micro

The BBC Micro

 Chris Garcia  2 years ago
Very few computer systems are as beloved as the BBC Micro is among those who first encountered it in the early 1980s. A...   Read More
Going Places: A History of Google Maps with Street View

Going Places: A History of Google Maps with Street View

 Marc Weber  2 years ago
Choose a spot on a map and you are there — immersed in a panoramic view you can move and zoom. Since 2007, Google...   Read More