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The Eudora™ Email Client Source Code

The Eudora™ Email Client Source Code

 Len Shustek   May 22, 2018
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series Electronic mail is one of “killer apps” of networked computing. The ability to quickly...   Read More
Museum’s Oral Histories Tell Story of Japanese Hard Disk Drive Industry

Museum’s Oral Histories Tell Story of Japanese Hard Disk Drive Industry

 CHM Editorial Team   May 17, 2018
The Computer History Museum (CHM) recently released six video-recorded oral histories of key engineers and scientists from Japan who made seminal contributions to the...   Read More
The Shocking Truth Behind Arnold Nordsieck’s Differential Analyzer

The Shocking Truth Behind Arnold Nordsieck’s Differential Analyzer

 David Brock   January 18, 2018
In 1950, the physicist Arnold Nordsieck built himself this analog computer. Nordsieck, then at the University of Illinois, had earned his PhD at the University...   Read More
In the Holiday Spirit: Festive Music by Computer!

In the Holiday Spirit: Festive Music by Computer!

 Chris Garcia   December 21, 2017
The Computer History Museum has hours of computer music in the collection, many of the songs from the pre-1970 period when electronic music began...   Read More
Into the Archives: A Look Back with “Robotic Artist” Harold Cohen

Into the Archives: A Look Back with “Robotic Artist” Harold Cohen

 CHM Editorial Team   October 20, 2017
Editor’s note: Curator Chris Garcia delved into the Museum’s institutional archive and uncovered a rare 1995 interview with computer art pioneer Harold Cohen, taken...   Read More
Seymour Cray: The Man Who Brought Style to Supercomputers

Seymour Cray: The Man Who Brought Style to Supercomputers

 David Brock   September 14, 2017
A supercomputer is simply a computer that can perform many more calculations per second than the typical computer of its era. The definition is...   Read More
An Early Door to Cyberspace: The Community Memory Terminal

An Early Door to Cyberspace: The Community Memory Terminal

 David Brock   August 16, 2017
In 1972, a flyer began circulating around the San Francisco Bay Area, announcing a groundbreaking new public service: COMMUNITY MEMORY is the name we...   Read More
Hidden No More: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Wraps Up

Hidden No More: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Wraps Up

 Sara Lott   August 14, 2017
It took two and a half years, two full-time archivists, and nine part-time volunteers, but the Computer History Museum is thrilled to announce the...   Read More
Before ENIGMA: Breaking the Hebern Rotor Machine

Before ENIGMA: Breaking the Hebern Rotor Machine

 Ralph Simpson   August 08, 2017
The Hebern Rotor Machine was a major innovative leap in cipher technology and was also the first time electrical circuitry was used in a...   Read More
What the DEC?!? Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM

What the DEC?!? Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM

 Sara Lott   June 13, 2017
After 14 months and over 5,000 man hours the Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) corporate archive is open for research! Founded in 1957 by Ken...   Read More