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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
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
Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

 David Laws   September 20, 2016
The entrepreneurial, technology-driven roots of today’s Silicon Valley sprouted long before Google’s algorithms, Apple’s two Steves, Fairchild’s chipmeisters, or the egalitarian management innovations of...   Read More
The Deep History of Your Apps: Steve Jobs, NeXTSTEP, and Early Object-Oriented Programming

The Deep History of Your Apps: Steve Jobs, NeXTSTEP, and Early Object-Oriented Programming

 Hansen Hsu   March 15, 2016
Since 2008, over a hundred billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store onto users’ iPhones or iPads. Thousands of software developers have...   Read More
Xerox Alto Source Code

Xerox Alto Source Code

 Paul McJones   October 21, 2014
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series The roots of the modern personal computer Depending on your age, your first computer...   Read More
Who invented which Internet?

Who invented which Internet?

 Marc Weber   September 11, 2012
Who really invented the Internet? I was fascinated by the recent kerfuffle over this question, which started with Gordon Crovitz’s July article in the...   Read More