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IBM and the 1964 World’s Fair

IBM and the 1964 World’s Fair

 Dag Spicer   April 16, 2014
Just a few weeks ago, we received an interesting donation to the Museum: a commemorative punched card from the IBM Pavilion at the 1964...   Read More
Microsoft MS-DOS early source code

Microsoft MS-DOS early source code

 Len Shustek   March 25, 2014
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series IBM did something very unusual for their 1981 personal computer   Rather than using...   Read More
Microsoft Word for Windows Version 1.1a Source Code

Microsoft Word for Windows Version 1.1a Source Code

 Len Shustek   March 25, 2014
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....   Read More
Interacting with Oral Histories: A New Year, a New Way

Interacting with Oral Histories: A New Year, a New Way

 Jennifer De La Cruz   February 13, 2014
The number one question I get asked about oral histories is: “When will the video be available online?” Not, will the video be available...   Read More
Apple II DOS Source Code

Apple II DOS Source Code

 Len Shustek   November 12, 2013
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series Could you write a Disk Operating System in 7 weeks? In June 1977 Apple...   Read More
SRI ARC Journal: A Record of Engelbart and his Team

SRI ARC Journal: A Record of Engelbart and his Team

 Sara Lott   August 29, 2013
In 2006 Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler orchestrated the deposit of over 375 linear feet of records from what was then known as Stanford Research Institute...   Read More
The Valley That Rudolph and Sletten Built

The Valley That Rudolph and Sletten Built

 Jennifer De La Cruz   August 16, 2013
The garage has long played host to the creative genius of aspiring technology entrepreneurs here in the good ole Valley de Silicon. Take, for...   Read More
Racetrack Betting Mechanized

Racetrack Betting Mechanized

 Alex Bochannek   July 31, 2013
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, a group of almost seventy people attended a CHM SoundByte lunchtime lecture entitled The Totalisator – An Algorithm That...   Read More
Invention of the Planar Integrated Circuit & Other Stories from the Fairchild Notebooks

Invention of the Planar Integrated Circuit & Other Stories from the Fairchild Notebooks

 David Laws   June 19, 2013
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...   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