Gordon Moore and Intel. Steve Jobs and Apple. Bill Gates and Microsoft. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. These entrepreneurs and the iconic companies they have built rank among the most transformational stories of our time. They illustrate that one idea can create a billion devices, generate a billion dollars, or touch a
Curatorial Insight, From the Collection
This is the third of five video releases of The Boston Computer Society (BCS) General Meetings, by the Computer History Museum.
When studying the social movements and countercultural ethos of the 1960s and 1970s, researchers and historians might not initially think to visit the Computer History Museum for relevant resources. However, the intersections between these sociopolitical phenomena and the histories of early computerized social networks
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 Machinery (ACM), and hosted by the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Called the “ACM Conferen
This is the second of five video releases of Boston Computer Society (BCS) General Meetings, by the Computer History Museum.
From the Collection
This is the first of five video releases of The Boston Computer Society (BCS) General Meetings, by the Computer History Museum.
By the mid-1980s, mass-produced personal computers had finally become powerful enough to be used for graphics. Apple had released their drawing program MacPaint  with the first Macintosh in 1984. But at $2500 the Mac was expensive, and it only displayed black and white images.