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Navigating the Quantum Computing Frontier

Navigating the Quantum Computing Frontier

 David Brock   4 weeks ago
Perhaps you are like me: You’ve aware that quantum computing is a hot topic today but have a nagging feeling that you don’t really...   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
Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley

Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley

 Heidi Hackford   January 05, 2018
One of Silicon Valley’s great advantages, says author Leslie Berlin, is how accessible experienced founders and legendary CEOs are to the next generation of...   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
Rediscovering “Mockingbird—A Composer’s Amanuensis”

Rediscovering “Mockingbird—A Composer’s Amanuensis”

 Chris Garcia   July 27, 2017
One day, while I was going through the videos in our archive at the Computer History Museum (CHM), I came across an interesting title:...   Read More
Creating Magic: A Conversation with Original iPhone Engineers & Software Team Lead Scott Forstall

Creating Magic: A Conversation with Original iPhone Engineers & Software Team Lead Scott Forstall

 John Markoff   June 22, 2017
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after it acquired NeXT, he brought with him a close-knit group of engineers. One of them...   Read More
There Is No “I” in Software: How GitHub Helps Teams Code

There Is No “I” in Software: How GitHub Helps Teams Code

 Lauren Miyamoto   January 24, 2017
This event is part of the Computer History Museum’s newly launched software initiative, which includes our “Make Software: Change the World!” exhibition, the Center for Software History,...   Read More
Slide Logic: The Emergence of Presentation Software and the Prehistory of PowerPoint

Slide Logic: The Emergence of Presentation Software and the Prehistory of PowerPoint

 David Brock   October 04, 2016
In many parts of our world today, group communication centers on visual materials built with “presentation software,” often crafted by a speaker him or...   Read More
Programming the ENIAC:  an example of why computer history is hard

Programming the ENIAC: an example of why computer history is hard

 Len Shustek   May 18, 2016
We take history seriously at the Computer History Museum. It’s our middle name, after all. But it’s not easy history to do, for several...   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