ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (67)

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
The Haunted House

The Haunted House

 Chris Garcia   October 31, 2012
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   October 19, 2012
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   October 17, 2012
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