ARTICLES IN Remarkable People (14)

The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows On April 26, the Museum held its annual tribute to that special group of computing innovators it calls Fellows.  Fellows are idealists, practical, driven, visionary; their list of inventions mind-boggling: Read More ...

Late one afternoon in the fall of 1974, in the sleepy California seaside town of Pacific Grove, programmer Gary Kildall and electronic engineer John Torode “retired for the evening to take on the simpler task of Read More ...

On reading my recent @CHM blog “Who invented the diode?” CHM senior curator Dag Spicer pointed me to a fascinating scholarly treatise, “Singletons and Multiples in Scientific Discovery: A Chapter in the Sociology of Science,” that Read More ...

The inventors of the transistor and the integrated circuit received Nobel Prizes. The engineering community marks anniversaries of their conception with conferences, banquets, and awards. Occasionally they are even celebrated in the popular media.   So Read More ...

His goal was building systems to augment human intelligence. His group prototyped much of modern computing (and invented the mouse) along the way   The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get Read More ...

On April 27, CHM hosted its annual Fellow Awards, its public celebration of the remarkable men and women who have changed the world through computing technology. When you look back at some of the past CHM Read More ...

Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister, like his father. He ended up an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. “I was never interested in the Read More ...

There are places today that college graduates dream of working. In the tech world, companies with names like Google, Facebook, Blizzard are among the wish-list for after-graduation jobs. Or maybe IBM, Apple, Microsoft—you name your favorite. Read More ...

This year, the Computer History Museum honors Harry Huskey as a CHM Fellow. Fellows are unique individuals who have made a major difference to computing and to the world around them. Huskey was born in 1916 Read More ...

Born into a religious, mid-west farming community, a doctorate in physics from MIT, co-founder of two of the world’s most influential semiconductor companies, inventor of the modern computer chip and high-tech millionaire, in the later years Read More ...