Center for Software History

Center for Software History | Center for Software History | Computer History Museum
Center Director David C. Brock (Center) with Thomas Rudkin (Left) and Dennis Austin (Right) – the software developers for early PowerPoint – in studio at the Museum for video documentation of their stories and of software-in-action.

No people, no code. Apps, programs, code, software - call it what you will, it is created by people. Software is what a computer does - from supercomputers to smartphones. The lives of people everywhere are shaped by the use of software, and in the span of just a single lifetime - the seven decades since computers ran the earliest programs.

At the Center for Software History, we use the Museum’s collections to understand and tell the story of software, preserving this history for posterity while putting it to work today gauging where we are, where we have been, and where we might be going.

Research

Research

Our current and past work on software history.
Oral Histories

Oral Histories

A selection of our first-hand accounts.
Collections

Collections

Explore our software and related holdings.
Exhibits

Exhibits

Upcoming - Make Software: Change the World!
Education

Education

Design_Code_Build: Engage with history and technology.
Events

Events

Explore a selection of software-focused programming.

For More Information

TELEPHONE / FAX / EMAIL ADDRESS
650-810-1010 650-810-1055
Center for Software History
Computer History Museum
Center for Software History
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.,
Mountain View, CA 94043