All ARTICLES FOR  Center for Software History  TAG

QuickTime and the Rise of Multimedia

QuickTime and the Rise of Multimedia

 Hansen Hsu   March 30, 2018
QuickTime, the pioneering mass-market digital video format for personal computers, was developed by Apple and released in 1991 on the Macintosh. As part of...   Read More
Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Computing History

Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Computing History

 David Brock   January 11, 2018
The experience of women, and the issues of gender and sexuality, are vitally important to our understanding of the story of computing, and hence...   Read More
Someone Else’s Computer: The Prehistory of Cloud Computing

Someone Else’s Computer: The Prehistory of Cloud Computing

 David Brock   November 09, 2017
“There is no cloud,” goes the quip. “It’s just someone else’s computer.” The joke gets at a key feature of cloud computing: Your data...   Read More
Restoring Yesterday’s “Computer System of Tomorrow”: A Conversation with Curator & Xerox Alto Restorer Al Kossow

Restoring Yesterday’s “Computer System of Tomorrow”: A Conversation with Curator & Xerox Alto Restorer Al Kossow

 Paula Jabloner   July 18, 2017
A mouse. Removable data storage. Networking. A visual user interface. Easy-to-use graphics software. “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) printing, with printed...   Read More
AI, Social Media Data & Politics Collide with Stanford GSB’s Dr. Michal Kosinski

AI, Social Media Data & Politics Collide with Stanford GSB’s Dr. Michal Kosinski

 Lauren Miyamoto   June 06, 2017
On May 19, the Computer History Museum (CHM) hosted Stanford Graduate School of Business Associate Professor Dr. Michal Kosinski for a riveting conversation about...   Read More
NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that Never Happened

NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that Never Happened

 Hansen Hsu   February 07, 2017
February 7, 2017: Today is the 20th anniversary of the formal completion of Apple Computer’s acquisition of NeXT Software, Inc. Had Steve Jobs’ first...   Read More