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 (11 )

The 1986 ACM Conference on the History of Personal Workstations

The 1986 ACM Conference on the History of Personal Workstations

 3 months ago
On January 9th and 10th of 1986, at Rickey’s Hyatt House in Palo Alto, California, there was an historic gathering of the pioneers who invented personal computing. The event was sponsored by the Association for Computing...   Read More
Electronic Arts DeluxePaint Early Source Code

Electronic Arts DeluxePaint Early Source Code

 10 months ago
Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code Series DeluxePaint is a graphics tool that can help you create works of art with an ease and precision that you may never have though possible ...   Read More
Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

 2 years ago
It seems appropriate, every so often, for a history museum to think about its own history. On September 24, 2014, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of our “grandfather”: the Digital Computer Museum that began in Marlboro...   Read More
Microsoft Word for Windows Version 1.1a Source Code

Microsoft Word for Windows Version 1.1a Source Code

 2 years ago
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
Microsoft MS-DOS early source code

Microsoft MS-DOS early source code

 2 years ago
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
The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

 2 years ago
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
Apple II DOS source code

Apple II DOS source code

 2 years ago
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. Unlike the Apple...   Read More
Adobe Photoshop Source Code

Adobe Photoshop Source Code

 3 years ago
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 (as...   Read More
The APL Programming Language Source Code

The APL Programming Language Source Code

 4 years ago
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 had...   Read More
Why a Computer History Museum?

Why a Computer History Museum?

 5 years ago
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