Computer history

Woman at console
Woman at console

Over the past 5 years we’ve researched and cataloged over 5000 items (hardware, software, and text) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. We sometimes blog about our experiences and the fascinating items we encounter.

Published blogs

The long history of natural language queries and searches
The ancient roots of modern information retrieval
Fascinating finds from archives of the Computer History Museum
Magnetic drum computers of the 1950s
DEC archiving project at the Computer History Museum
Dumb terminals at Stanford
Anker-Werke banking machine
Chuck Fillerup and the IBM 650
IBM 7094, an ancient mainframe
IBM 1401, an old friend

Linguistic analysis, text annotation for machine learning, writing, editing