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Alvy & Ed

Alvy & Ed

 Chris Garcia   February 27, 2013
I can name the singular moment that began my interest in computer graphics. It was a video we watched on a field trip to...   Read More
Adobe Photoshop Source Code

Adobe Photoshop Source Code

 Len Shustek   February 13, 2013
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series pho·to·shop, transitive verb, often capitalized \ˈfō-(ˌ)tō-ˌshäp\ to alter (a digital image) with Photoshop software...   Read More
25 Years of Dataquest

25 Years of Dataquest

 Doug Fairbairn   January 02, 2013
Gartner Donates 25+ Years of Dataquest Market Research Reports to CHM If you were a senior executive in the Semiconductor Industry in the 1970s,...   Read More
If it moves, it should be Ruggednova

If it moves, it should be Ruggednova

 Alex Bochannek   December 04, 2012
Warfare has been a rich source of technological innovation as long as humans have roamed the Earth. It isn’t much of a surprise then...   Read More
Squee: The Robot Squirrel

Squee: The Robot Squirrel

 Dag Spicer   October 24, 2012
On October 9, CHM was privileged to have as a special visitor, Mr. Jack Koff. Koff built one of CHM’s more interesting and early...   Read More
The APL Programming Language Source Code

The APL Programming Language Source Code

 Len Shustek   October 10, 2012
Thousands of programming languages were invented in the first 50 years of the age of computing. Many of them were similar, and many followed...   Read More
Simon’s J’s

Simon’s J’s

 Alex Bochannek   September 26, 2012
About five years ago, I noticed a box of punched cards that Senior Curator Dag Spicer had set aside. It had been sent by...   Read More
The Honeywell Animals

The Honeywell Animals

 Dag Spicer   September 18, 2012
Art always tells us something about the times in which it was created. Take Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans for example, which caricature the...   Read More
MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code

MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code

 Len Shustek   July 18, 2010
The Apple Macintosh combined brilliant design in hardware and in software. The drawing program MacPaint, which was released with the computer in January of...   Read More
Early Apple Business Documents

Early Apple Business Documents

 Dag Spicer   June 02, 2009
Apple Computer (now known as Apple, Inc.) was a major force in the personal computer revolution that took place in the 1970s and '80s....   Read More