Get a curated tour of CHM’s extensive media holdings. Hear early lectures and talks given by
computing pioneers like Konrad Zuse and Harry Huskey and interviews with some of technology's most
influential and creative people like Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull and Cisco cofounder Sandra Lerner.
Discover something new From the Archives.
In the debut of From the Archives, we hear Computer History Museum Fellow Harry Huskey (1916-2017) in a rare 1976 recording discussing his work on early computers, including designing the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC).
Richard Shoup & SuperPaint
Episode 2 Jun 26, 2018
Richard Shoup (1943−2015) developed the early graphics system, SuperPaint. The system created graphics for NASA's Pioneer Venus program and children's television programs on San Francisco's KQED. This lecture by Shoup was recorded in January 2000.
Henry Tropp “The 1940s: The First Personal Computer Era” (Part 1)
Episode 3 Jul 10, 2018
This episode captures part one of mathematics professor Henry Tropp’s talk at the first West Coast Computer Faire in 1977 and covers the origins of digital computing through 1947 and the ways it paralleled the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s.