ABOUT LEN SHUSTEK

Len Shustek is chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum. In 1979, he co-founded Nestar Systems, an early developer of networks for personal computers. In 1986, he co-founded Network General, a manufacturer of network analysis tools including The Sniffer™. The company became Network Associates after merging with McAfee Associates and PGP. He has taught computer science at Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford Universities, and was a founder of the "angel financing" firm VenCraft. He has served on various boards, including the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

LEN SHUSTEK ARTICLES (8 )

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. Microsoft Word for DOS, which had been released in 1983, was an Read More ...

Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series IBM did something very unusual for their 1981 personal computer   Rather than using IBM proprietary components developed for their many other computers, the IBM PC Read More ...

Before 1975, the computer was an exotic and expensive tool for engineers, scientists, and businesses. By 1985 the computer had been “democratized”, and anyone with the need, the interest, and a few thousand dollars could have Read More ...

Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series   Could you write a Disk Operating System in 7 weeks?   In June 1977 Apple Computer shipped their first mass-market computer: the Apple II.   Read More ...

Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series   pho·to·shop, transitive verb, often capitalized \ˈfō-(ˌ)tō-ˌshäp\ to alter (a digital image) with Photoshop software or other image-editing software especially in a way that distorts reality Read More ...

  Thousands of programming languages were invented in the first 50 years of the age of computing. Many of them were similar, and many followed a traditional, evolutionary path from their predecessors. But some revolutionary languages Read More ...

Humans have been creating tools since before recorded history. For many centuries, most tools served to amplify the power of the human body. We call the period of their greatest flowering the Industrial Revolution. Read More ...

The Apple Macintosh combined brilliant design in hardware and in software. The drawing program MacPaint, which was released with the computer in January of 1984, was an example of that brilliance both in what it did, Read More ...