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Into the Archives: A Look Back with “Robotic Artist” Harold Cohen

Into the Archives: A Look Back with “Robotic Artist” Harold Cohen

 CHM Editorial Team   October 20, 2017
Editor’s note: Curator Chris Garcia delved into the Museum’s institutional archive and uncovered a rare 1995 interview with computer art pioneer Harold Cohen, taken...   Read More
Seymour Cray: The Man Who Brought Style to Supercomputers

Seymour Cray: The Man Who Brought Style to Supercomputers

 David Brock   September 14, 2017
A supercomputer is simply a computer that can perform many more calculations per second than the typical computer of its era. The definition is...   Read More
An Early Door to Cyberspace: The Community Memory Terminal

An Early Door to Cyberspace: The Community Memory Terminal

 David Brock   August 16, 2017
In 1972, a flyer began circulating around the San Francisco Bay Area, announcing a groundbreaking new public service: COMMUNITY MEMORY is the name we...   Read More
Hidden No More: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Wraps Up

Hidden No More: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Wraps Up

 Sara Lott   August 14, 2017
It took two and a half years, two full-time archivists, and nine part-time volunteers, but the Computer History Museum is thrilled to announce the...   Read More
Before ENIGMA: Breaking the Hebern Rotor Machine

Before ENIGMA: Breaking the Hebern Rotor Machine

 Ralph Simpson   August 08, 2017
The Hebern Rotor Machine was a major innovative leap in cipher technology and was also the first time electrical circuitry was used in a...   Read More
What the DEC?!? Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM

What the DEC?!? Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM

 Sara Lott   June 13, 2017
After 14 months and over 5,000 man hours the Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) corporate archive is open for research! Founded in 1957 by Ken...   Read More
NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that Never Happened

NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that Never Happened

 Hansen Hsu   February 07, 2017
February 7, 2017: Today is the 20th anniversary of the formal completion of Apple Computer’s acquisition of NeXT Software, Inc. Had Steve Jobs’ first...   Read More
Blogged by CHM in California: 20 Years of Apple Design

Blogged by CHM in California: 20 Years of Apple Design

 Cara Dodge   November 16, 2016
On November 15 Apple announced Designed by Apple in California, a coffee table book chronicling 20 years of Apple products. The pages are filled with...   Read More
Personal Computing 1984:  PC Pragmatists, Macintosh Visionaries & the Future of Portability

Personal Computing 1984: PC Pragmatists, Macintosh Visionaries & the Future of Portability

 Jonathan Rotenberg   November 02, 2016
This is the fourth of five video releases of Boston Computer Society (BCS) General Meetings, by the Computer History Museum (CHM). Be sure to check...   Read More
Slide Logic: The Emergence of Presentation Software and the Prehistory of PowerPoint

Slide Logic: The Emergence of Presentation Software and the Prehistory of PowerPoint

 David Brock   October 04, 2016
In many parts of our world today, group communication centers on visual materials built with “presentation software,” often crafted by a speaker him or...   Read More