Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California in the heart of Silicone Valley, USA displays and preserves the history of computers for future generations as well as the present one. I have been using this site for referencing material on the "Today in Computer History" post for a couple of months now and decided it was necessary to write a post on the site and all it has to offer. The museum has exhibits where you can learn about the people who made computing history and their stories. At the link below in the “Links” section you can explore and discover all that the museum has to offer. There is a timeline that explores the history of computers from 1939 to 1994 (see link below) showing significant technological innovations in hardware, software, artificial intelligence and various commercial applications. There is also a listing of the events hosted at the museum as well as the various exhibits.

The Computer History Museum is also on YouTube (see link below) and has quite a number of videos about the history of computers and the people who made it happen. There is a video on the home page giving an overview of what the site has to offer. Additionally, you can see the recordings of innovations in computer history and the people who worked diligently to make this history preserved via video for generations to come. This along with the Computer History Museum Web site will really expand your knowledge of this topic if you are an enthusiast like me.

As of the writing of this blog post the Computer History Museum on YouTube has 74 videos and a play list of 44 videos on Internet/Network, Semiconductor, Personal Computing and Historical Computer Files.

Hope you enjoy your visit to these two sites and when you are in California, if possible, visit the museum and let us know your impression of it.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

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Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum on YouTube

Timeline of Computer History

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