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Just a few weeks ago, we received an interesting donation to the Museum: a commemorative punched card from the IBM Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. It’s a standard IBM punched card—a piece of card stock Read More ...

Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series IBM did something very unusual for their 1981 personal computer   Rather than using IBM proprietary components developed for their many other computers, the IBM PC Read More ...

Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series The dominant word processing program for personal computers in the 1980s was DOS-based WordPerfect. Microsoft Word for DOS, which had been released in 1983, was an Read More ...

The number one question I get asked about oral histories is: “When will the video be available online?” Not, will the video be available online, but when. With instant video sharing made possible by websites like Read More ...

Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series   Could you write a Disk Operating System in 7 weeks?   In June 1977 Apple Computer shipped their first mass-market computer: the Apple II. Unlike Read More ...

In 2006 Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler orchestrated the deposit of over 375 linear feet of records from what was then known as Stanford Research Institute with the museum. The records were from SRI’s Augmentation Research Center (ARC) Read More ...

The garage has long played host to the creative genius of aspiring technology entrepreneurs here in the good ole Valley de Silicon. Take, for example, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who built the first Apple computers Read More ...

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, a group of almost seventy people attended a CHM SoundByte lunchtime lecture entitled The Totalisator – An Algorithm That Led to an Industry. The audience was a blend of familiar faces, Read More ...

The Fairchild Notebooks: Silicon Valley’s Founding Documents, a temporary exhibit in the lobby of the Computer History Museum, displays three iconic volumes from the collection of Fairchild Semiconductor documents donated to the museum by Texas Instruments Read More ...

By 1953, computers had started to penetrate the popular culture to such a degree that they were being used in many different areas than had ever been dreamed of previously, but still, many might have found Read More ...