ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (50)

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

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

 Dag Spicer   June 13, 2013
“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   June 06, 2013
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   May 29, 2013
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   May 21, 2013
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   May 01, 2013
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   March 06, 2013
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
Suffering for Science

Suffering for Science

 Dag Spicer   December 19, 2012
The famous French physiologist Claude Bernard once remarked: “The science of life is a superb and dazzlingly lighted hall which may be reached only...   Read More
Gulliver’s Engine

Gulliver’s Engine

 Chris Garcia   November 28, 2012
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   November 15, 2012
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   November 07, 2012
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