Articles in Software History Center(2)

Math Miracles for Missileers: The Aerospace Industry, Computer Programming, and the Rise of IBM

Math Miracles for Missileers: The Aerospace Industry, Computer Programming, and the Rise of IBM

David Brock Apr 26, 2019
Robert W. “Bob” Bemer - who worked at Lockheed's Missile Systems Division in Van Nuys and who would become its IBM 650's power user - carefully cut out the article and placed it into a scrapbook. In 2018, through its Access to Historical Records grant from the National Archives' National Publications and Records Commission, CHM digitized and made freely available online roughly 10 percent of Bemer's historical collection, over 3,000 pages. 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 Jul 18, 2017
The Software History Center at the Computer History Museum is restoring two Xerox Alto computers, part of the center’s Alto System Project. Today’s computers and connected devices are direct descendants of some of Alto’s early innovations. Read More