Searching in History

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Pictures of many of the pioneering computers.

Offers a detailed timeline on the history of computer. Sections include hardware, software, pioneers and references.

Writings on computers, the early online world, and the Internet, dating from 1992 to 2000.

by Howard Rheingold. Online copy of well known 1985 book on the invention of computing; includes Babbage, Turing, von Neumann, Engelbart, PARC, Kay, and Atari.

Focuses exclusively on the history of computing. Located in Mountain View, California. Search the collection, illustrated timeline, online exhibits and select images from the collection, "This Day in History," curator's choice, and the Hall of Fellows (awards for contributions to computing).

Articles and photos on many topics; user submitted content with Wiki-style editing for registered users; photo gallery, forum, feedback.

Introduction to the works of Peter Naur, legendary Danish computer scientist, key in the creation of Algol 60, the N in BNF. Online papers, bibliography, book. English, Dansk.

Investor, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft.

Yearly $5,000 prize awarded for gains in high-performance computing, money donated by Bell, award tracks progress over time of parallel computing in applications; 3 categories: Peak Performance, Price/Performance, Special.

Pictures old and new, comments, and software history from the co-inventor of VisiCalc, the first personal computer spreadsheet. Also, download a free copy of Visicalc.

Computer visionary seeks to boost people's collective ability to confront complex problems coming at a faster pace. Medium-long story.

History project with text audio, video, timelines and blog.

From reboot7 conference, Copenhagen, Denmark; video, audio, transcript, photos, links to other websites. [mprove]

Grant-making foundation supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest.

Photograph, biography, and references.

The fourth in a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Includes schedule and hotel information.

Untitled Xerox PARC interoffice memorandum. Bitsavers' PDF Document Archive.

Includes Macworld keynotes pictures, commercials, videos and magazine covers featuring Steve Jobs.

Biography, personality, photos, videos, bibliography, articles, interviews, and links.

Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer related to Steve Jobs.

Music, video, iTunes and the record industry are covered in this interview by Jeff Goodell.

John Brownlee's gallery of newspaper pages mourning the death of Steve Jobs.

Profile of the co-founder and CEO of Apple, NeXT and Pixar. Includes links to posts.

Article and comments on the medical treatment of his illness.

Famous Rolling Stone article by Stewart Brand, part of which discusses PARC, Alan Kay, Dynabook, Smalltalk.

Historical perspective on personal computing, programming languages, from one of the industry’s preeminent pioneers. [ACM Queue]

RealVideo webcast from conference by EDUCAUSE nonprofit association with goal to advance higher education by promoting intelligent use of information technology.

By Alan C. Kay; essay on how things get invented, and how to do better. [Stanford Engineering]

A Forward by Kay, from a book on programming by demonstration.

Smalltalk inventor speaks about computing today, and where it's going. [O'Reilly]