It's a Tuesday morning in 2037. You hurriedly brush your teeth and dress to meet the self-driving car arriving downstairs. As it pulls away from the curb, what world awaits? Will you pass children frolicking in lush playgrounds built over now unneeded parking lots? Or lines of homeless ex truckers waiting for a rare re
Who controls our personal data? That question was at the heart of a panel discussion at CHM on November 4, 2019 about Netflix’s documentary The Great Hack, which exposes the underbelly of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s role in the security breach.
How does a tech company founded in the era of floppy disks and hand-packaged software not only survive but thrive as the market leader for 36 years? Cofounders Scott Cook and Tom Proulx and early CFO Eric Dunn, now CEO of Quicken, share insights into the principles and key decisions that keep Intuit at the leading edge
On the evening of October 29, 1969, two young programmers sat at computer terminals 350 miles apart: Charley Kline at UCLA and Bill Duvall at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Northern California.
The discovery of the Whirlwind’s Blackjack contributes to the historical record of games being created and implemented on early electronic digital computers from the late 1940s and early 1950s. As part of a project to restore Whirlwind software, we’ve recovered the game from original tapes in the CHM archive.
In celebration of Unix’s 50th anniversary, the CHM Software History Center is delighted to make publicly accessible for the first time some of the earliest source code produced in the Unix story.
O’Mara describes post-WWII Silicon Valley as an “entrepreneurial Galapagos,” a region developing in some isolation on the West Coast with very distinctive species of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, law firms, marketing firms, and research universities.
As this work starts to get rolled out, the system aligns with where CHM stands today—an authoritative institution deeply grounded in history, but one that aims to surpass its original intent, one that actively seeks to find new connections and grow far beyond its walls.
This is the story of these people, deeply involved in “work to put him there,” and how a decision to employ this unproven technology, criticized at the time as reckless, helped to launch the integrated circuit as an essential building block of today's digital world.
Thirty years ago, no one thought we’d still be talking about discrimination, gender bias, and sexual harassment in 2019. Unfortunately, we are. Changing cultural norms takes time. What can women who thrive in the competitive, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley venture capital teach us in the meantime? Plenty.