Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum Logo The Computer History Museum maintains the world's largest collection of materials related to the history of computers, including hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, and media.
With collecting efforts spanning four decades, the Museum seeks to preserve a comprehensive view of computing history, one that includes the machines, the software, the business and competitive environments, personal recollections, and the social implications of humankind's most important invention, the computer.

The Museum offers online exhibitions (see links below) on a variety of topics related to the History of Computing.

You can also visit the Museum and experience computing history in person.
Currently on display is Visible Storage, an exhibit featuring highlights from the Museum's collection, Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess and Innovations 101, a celebration of Silicon Valley companies and pioneers.

Online Exhibitions:

Timeline 1939 to 1994 Timeline 1939 to 1994
Learn about the significant milestones in the history of computing from its beginnings in World War II to the development of today's Internet.

Visible Storage Visible Storage
View highlights from the Computer History Museum's collection of computing artifacts, the largest in the world.

PDP-1 Restoration Project PDP-1 Restoration Project
Learn about the history and our recent restoration of a PDP-1. Explore almost 200 documents, photos, movies and music related to this amazing machine.

Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess
Explore computing history's five decade long quest to build a computer that could challenge the best human chess players.

Selling the Computer Revolution Selling the Computer Revolution
250+ digitized marketing brochures, representing some of the important technologies, companies, and applications in computing from 1948 to 1988.

Microprocessors 1971 to 1996
Understand the genealogy and evolution of the first 25 years of the microprocessor.

Internet History 1962 to 1992
Discover the major milestones in the early development of today's Internet.

Hall of Fellows
Learn about some of computing history's pioneers recognized by the Computer History Museum for their significant contributions.

This Day in History
Find out what happened in computing history today or any other day.

Computer History Museum

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