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Computer Industry History
www.elsop.com/wrc/h_comput.htm
A list of links to the best computer industry history resources that can currently be found on the Net. keywords: site, website, test, quality, find, web, validator, software, sitemap, map
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PC History
pc-history.org/
This site is under construction but has some nice pictures of some pre-IBM machines.
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Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)
www.cbi.umn.edu/
A research center at the University of Minnesota dedicated to promoting the study and preservation of the history of computing and information processing. keywords: willis, ware, software, historycomputing
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Chronology of Personal Computers
www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist/
Timeline of microcomputers from the development of the microprocessor in the 1960s through to the present day. Includes hardware, software, peripherals, companies, and individuals. keywords: powerpc, pc, microsoft, macintosh, linux, intel, ibm, gates, compaq, commodore
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Computers, Videogames and Arcade Collector's Ring
www.chez.com/samurai/RING/ring.htm
A directory of links.
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History of Computers
www.hitmill.com/computers/computerhx1.html
A directory of sites about the history of computers arranged categorically and with specific topic and general topic sections. keywords: pioneers, boole, zu, web, pioneerscomputing, pascal, open, lovelace, letterhobbyists, leibnitz
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Triumph of the Nerds
www.pbs.org/nerds/
Biographies, an interactive game, and a questions and answers forum trace the birth of the personal computer at this PBS companion site. keywords: television, public, cringely, triumphthe, technology, street, sesame, service, robert, online
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Computer History Images
www.crowl.org/Lawrence/history/
Pictures of many of the pioneering computers.
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Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology
mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3784
New updated edition from MIT Press, with new interviews of historic characters.
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The History of Computing Project
www.thocp.net
Offers a detailed timeline on the history of computer. Sections include hardware, software, pioneers and references. keywords: historia, van, timelinecomputing, thocp, l'ordinateur, komput, historycomputing, historycomputers, histoire, geschiedenis
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Museum of the USSR Computers History
www.bashedu.ru/konkurs/tarhov/english/index_e.htm
A virtual museum containing historical information on computers and computer facilities in the USSR. Includes descriptions of computers, their characteristics, pictures, and personalities.
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The History of Computing Science: From the Past to the Present
lecture.eingang.org/
Lecture presented by Michelle A. Hoyle explaining how computers and computing science arose from using sticks with notches for counting, to the massive explosion of personal computers in the 1980s. keywords: overview, historycomputing, historycomputers
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Punched Cards
www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/cards/index.html
Covers the earliest ways of encoding data up to the cards used in voting systems today.
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The Obsolete Technology Website
oldcomputers.net
Pictures, documents, and advertisements of classic computers from the 1970's and 1980's. keywords: vintage, rare, old, museum, collectable, avatars, antique
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Jargon File Resources
catb.org/~esr/jargon/
The Jargon File (AKA, _The New Hacker's Dictionary_) is an essential repository of computer historical information.
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The History of Computing
ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/
Detailed information including early pioneers and companies, archives, languages, and networking from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech.
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Reflections of a ModemJunkie
www.lgrossman.com/mjnk/
Writings on computers, the early online world, and the Internet, dating from 1992 to 2000.
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Tools For Thought
www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/
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.
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Computer History Museum
computerhistory.org
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). keywords: technology, tech, revolution, research, pioneers, old, information, historycomputers, historical, high
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The Modern History of Computing
plato.stanford.edu/entries/computing-history/
Historical survey from Babbage onward; by B. Jack Copeland from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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Computer History
www.computernostalgia.net/
Articles and photos on many topics; user submitted content with Wiki-style editing for registered users; photo gallery, forum, feedback. keywords: historythe, software, old, wikipedia, time, pc, nostalgia, line, historypc, historycomputers
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Silicon Valley to Internet Valley
netvalley.com/introduction.html
In San Francisco Bay Area; background, history, future: trends, forecasts.
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The Association for History and Computing
odur.let.rug.nl/ahc/
An international organization which aims to promote and develop interest in the use of computers in all types of historical study at every level, in both teaching and research.
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National Archive for the History of Computing
www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk/research/nahc/
Houses the UK's most important collection of documents relating to the history of computing, and encourages interest and study in the history of computing more generally.
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Computers in the Computer age
www.mcevansw.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
A look at the progression in computer technology throughout the ages.
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