Category Archives: Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum featured in The Blog of Phil McKinney: Moderating The Plato@50 Innovations In Hardware Session at Computer History Museum (CHM)

I was recently requested by the Computer History Museum to moderate a session on Plato Hardware that was part of a two day event celebrating the 50 year aniversary of Plato.

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Computer History Museum featured in Tech Republic: Top 10 computer history Web sites

If you’re a computer history buff — or you just want to revisit the tech of your youth — check out these museum sites featuring articles, pictures, forums, and even the first TV commercials for PCs.

 I love visiting computer history sites and watching computer history shows. Why? When I visit these sites, I gain a perspective on a part of my life that I did not have at the time I was passing through it. For example, when I first started programming in Applesoft on an Apple II computer, I thought it would be a great business language.

By Tim Malone

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Computer History Museum featured in Cnet: The man behind the essential geek travel guide

I’m about to start Road Trip 2010, my fifth annual journey through a region of the United States in search of some of the most interesting places to write about and photograph.

 As in previous years, the trip will focus heavily on what interests me–and hopefully my readers–as a self-professed geek. After all, this blog is called Geek Gestalt. And that will take me to high-tech research labs, military bases, a motorcycle factory, NASA facilities, and much more.

By Daniel Terdiman

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Computer History Museum featured in Mashable: Tech Tourism: 10 Great Geek Destinations

As summer approaches, our thoughts turn to taking a break. Rather than bring you boring beaches or tacky theme parks, we’re planning pilgrimages for our inner- geek.

From the birth of Silicon Valley, to the inception of Twitter( ), we’ve pinpointed ten places across America that should be of particular interest to those with a passion for tech and social media.

 By Amy-Mae Elliott

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Computer History Museum featured in ChannelWeb: Educating An Industry

Several hundred alumni of the groundbreaking PLATO program for computer-assisted learning turned up at the Computer History Museum this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of PLATO.

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Computer History Museum featured in eWeek: IT Infrastructure: Safeguarding the Legacies and Lore of IT

At age 31 years, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., has established itself as a world-class repository of computing artifacts in Silicon Valley, where many of its exhibits were first created.

By Chris Preimesberger

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Computer History Museum adopts HP publishing system

Computer History Museum News: The Computer History Museum in Mountain View has started printing its various scholarly publications using a Hewlett-Packard on-demand system.

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A 19th-Century Mathematician Finally Proves Himself

Computer History Museum News: Charles Babbage, the man whom many consider to be the father of modern computing, never got to complete any of his life’s work. The Victorian gentleman was a brilliant mathematician, but he wasn’t very good at politics and fundraising, so he never got the financial backing to finish any of his elaborate machine designs. For decades, even his fans weren’t certain whether his computing machines would have worked.
By Laura Sydell

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The Most Revolutionary Videogames of All Time

Computer History Museum News: Think “Rock Band” is revolutionary? Well, not compared to the first video music game ever: “PaRappa the Rapper.” First released in Japan in late 1996 for the original Sony PlayStation, “PaRappa” was the first music (or rhythm) game ever. Featuring an animated rapping dog, PaRappa was eventually released in North America in October 1997 and went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, paving the way for mega-hits like “Guitar Hero” (2005) and the “Rock Band” series (2007).
By Katy Finneran

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WEB VIDEO EXTRA: Interview with Marc Weber, Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum News: Forty years ago the first data was sent between the first two nodes of the Internet’s predecessor, the ARPANET, charting a path that would change our lives forever. We talk with Marc Weber, founding curator of the Internet History Program, about this historic milestone. (Edited by Emmanuel Hapsis) With Marc Weber, Founding Curator of the Internet History Program.
By Belva Davis

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