ARTICLES IN Remarkable People (19)

2015 Computer History Museum Fellow Awards

2015 Computer History Museum Fellow Awards

Defying the Odds The Fellow Awards are a long-standing tradition at the Computer History Museum, dating back to 1987 when the Museum inducted its...   Read More
The Rise of TTL: How Fairchild Won a Battle But Lost the War

The Rise of TTL: How Fairchild Won a Battle But Lost the War

 David Laws  2 months ago
Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL) is a digital integrated circuit (IC) technology so named because the input gating structure is performed by transistors rather than...   Read More
Moore’s Law@50: “The most important graph in human history”

Moore’s Law@50: “The most important graph in human history”

 David Laws  5 months ago
Moore’s “Law” is not a law of nature or science but an observation by Gordon E. Moore, Director of the Fairchild Semiconductor Research and...   Read More
“Who named Silicon Valley?”

“Who named Silicon Valley?”

 David Laws  8 months ago
Happy Birthday Silicon Valley Courtesy: Ms Silicon Valley January 11, 2015 marks the 44th anniversary of the first known appearance in print of the...   Read More
Who Invented the IC?

Who Invented the IC?

 David Laws  1 year ago
Christie’s auction sale notice (May 22, 2014) of the only known phase-shift oscillator circuit built by Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby in private hands...   Read More
The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

 Dag Spicer  1 year ago
The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows On April 26, the Museum held its annual tribute to that special group of computing innovators it calls...   Read More
Gary Kildall and the 40th Anniversary of the Birth of the PC Operating System

Gary Kildall and the 40th Anniversary of the Birth of the PC Operating System

 David Laws  2 years ago
Late one afternoon in the fall of 1974, in the sleepy California seaside town of Pacific Grove, programmer Gary Kildall and electronic engineer John...   Read More
Who Invented the Transistor?

Who Invented the Transistor?

 David Laws  2 years ago
On reading my recent @CHM blog “Who invented the diode?” CHM senior curator Dag Spicer pointed me to a fascinating scholarly treatise, “Singletons and...   Read More
Who Invented the Diode?

Who Invented the Diode?

 David Laws  2 years ago
The inventors of the transistor and the integrated circuit received Nobel Prizes. The engineering community marks anniversaries of their conception with conferences, banquets, and...   Read More
CHM Fellow Douglas C. Engelbart

CHM Fellow Douglas C. Engelbart

 Marc Weber  2 years ago
His goal was building systems to augment human intelligence. His group prototyped much of modern computing (and invented the mouse) along the way  ...   Read More