Press Release

Computer History Tech Giants Join Computer History Museum's New Honorary Council

Mountain View, California  |  January 17, 2013

The Computer History Museum, the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its impact on society, today announced the members of a new Honorary Council organized to support the Museum’s ongoing work and scholarship.

                The members of the Honorary Council are:

  • Gene Amdahl, Founder of Amdahl Corporation and former Director of IBM’s Advanced Computing Systems Laboratory*
  • Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google Inc.*
  • Paul Ceruzzi, Curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
  • Scott Cook, a Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Intuit Inc.
  • John Doerr, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation
  • John Hennessy, President of Stanford University*
  • Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Gordon Moore, Co-Founder of Intel Corporation*
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Co-Founder of Intellectual Ventures and former Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Corporation
  • Samuel J. Palmisano, former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of IBM Corporation
  • Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google Inc.
  • Charles Simonyi, Chairman of the Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences; and
  • Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.*

Dr. Leonard J. Shustek, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, said, “These individuals are giants of computing history, and many continue to make landmark contributions to computing, education and technology today.  We are extremely pleased that they have all agreed to be named to the Council as a sign of their support for the Museum’s work.”

John C. Hollar, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Museum, said, “Having this distinguished group serve as our first Honorary Council is a tremendous endorsement of the Museum’s bright future.  We look forward to adding to the Council as we continue to make progress as an institution.”

*denotes Computer History Museum Fellow

About the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.

 The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, docent-led tours as well as exhibits.  Current exhibits include “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” “and Going Places: Google Maps with Street View

The Museum’s signature exhibit on the history of computing, “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” opened in January 2011.

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