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.
This is the second post in an ongoing series about the making of the Computer History Museum’s Education Center.
The Center for Cisco Heritage, managed by the Computer History Museum, unveiled a new exhibit, Our Story, on March 31, 2017, bringing together big names from Cisco’s 30-plus year history of innovation. Former and current employees, including a former CEO or two, mingled with local archivists and spoke on the importance
The start of a new year is always an exciting time, a time when the world brims with potential, a time when anything is possible. It’s also a time to reflect on the last year, accomplishments and achievements, what worked and what didn’t.
Silicon Valley is known for its cutting-edge technology, creative innovation, and forward-looking frame of mind. But the Valley also has a lesser-known side—a spookier side.
If you’ve heard about digital preservation in the news, chances are it was a story about loss or potential loss. For almost 20 years now, we’ve been warned that we could be facing a “digital dark age,” meaning that very little of what we create using computers will be preserved for future generations.1 The challenges f
The Computer History Museum inspires people from all over the world every day, and this summer, the Museum became a place where 18 high school students engaged with history, explored their passions, and discovered their strengths. This is part two of two of CHM’s High School Internship Program blog series, compiled and
The Computer History Museum inspires people from all over the world every day, and this summer, the Museum became a place where 18 high school students engaged with history, explored their passions, and discovered their strengths. This is part one of two of CHM’s High School Internship Program blog series, compiled and
John V. Blankenbaker, the inventor of the Kenbak, has a long career in computing, dating back to the 1950s. His association with the Museum dates back to the early 1980s when the Kenbak was named “The First PC” in the Computer Museum’s Earliest PC contest in 1986.
The year 2015 marked Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday, and, in honor of her mathematical and artistic achievements, the Computer History Museum (CHM) began a year-long celebration to commemorate her legacy with exciting Museum-wide events. Among them was our Letters to Lovelace competition, which asked girls across the Un