ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (31)

The year 2012 marks another step in a familiar quadrennial cycle. A cycle culminating in an event that demands global attention and that has people in awe of the amount of effort and money spent to Read More ...

Every city has one; a house that scares all the local kids. Sometimes, these houses have long, dark histories that seem to have been created to by horror authors in the distant, misty past. Other times, Read More ...

Before moving up a couple of exits on Highway 101N, to our current location at 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., CHM and part of its collection were housed in a WWII-era Quonset hut at Moffett Field. I Read More ...

As a curator at the Computer History Museum, I work at the intersection of computing technology, history, and the museum world. I am a member of different tribes with different cultures, practices, and approaches. This is Read More ...

In the March 1946 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, Will F. Jenkins, better known under the pen name Murray Leinster, published the story A Logic Named Joe. The story featured a ‘logic’, a device similar to Read More ...

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 Wall Street Journal. The catch is that even if you could dispel Read More ...

Very few computer systems are as beloved as the BBC Micro is among those who first encountered it in the early 1980s. A generation of students were introduced to personal computers via the BBC Micro, Read More ...

Choose a spot on a map and you are there — immersed in a panoramic view you can move and zoom. Since 2007, Google Maps with Street View has transformed our ideas about going places, from Read More ...

This month marks 20 years since the Web’s public announcement in several online forums and the release of the WWW code library, libWWW. The library was a kind of "roll your own" tool kit that Read More ...

Humans have been creating tools since before recorded history. For many centuries, most tools served to amplify the power of the human body. We call the period of their greatest flowering the Industrial Revolution. Read More ...