The First Apple Computer Stars In Tomorrow’s Amazing History Of Science Auction

An original Apple 1 computer built by Steve Wozniak in the Jobs family garage is the star attraction in an incredible collection of scientific collectibles being auctioned off in New York tomorrow. Bonhams History of Science auction – its first – is a history buff’s ultimate shopping trip. Along with the Apple 1, of which [...]

Auction offers fascinating glimpse into the history of science and technology

Apple-1 Computer. (Image courtesy of Bonhams) From one of the first Apple computers to a Charles Darwin letter discussing Barnacle sex, a major auction of technological and scientific artifacts this week will give a fascinating glimpse into the great minds that helped shape our world. Spanning centuries, the 288 items in the sale are estimated to [...]

PARC Alto source code released by computer history museum

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence The Computer History Museum in Mountain View has released another foundational piece of software to the world at large: some of the code that gave the world the Xerox Alto computer, which among other things helped inspire a couple of young garage developers, Steves Jobs and Wozniak. To [...]

History of the Personal Computer, Part 5: Computing goes mainstream, mobile …

1996 and Beyond: New Frontiers Computing Goes Mainstream, Mobile, Ubiquitous The microprocessor made personal computing possible by opening the door to more affordable machines with a smaller footprint. The 1970s supplied the hardware base, the 80s introduced economies of scale, while the 90s expanded the range of devices and accessible user interfaces. The new millennium [...]

Computer History Museum Welcomes Silicon Valley Rising Stars to Advisory …

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced that it has added TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis, Version One Ventures’ Angela Kingyens, and Google’s Victoria Pinchin to its NextGen Advisory Board. “One of the [...]

‘The Innovators’ traces the history of the computer and its creators

If you could pick up your smartphone and look at it with the eyes of an historian, you wouldn’t see a single device – you’d see hundreds. You’d see gears, and punchcards, and vacuum tubes, and transistors, and circuit boards – in short, you’d see the evolution of the modern computer, a dizzying process of [...]

The (complicated) oral history of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s PC business

The Hewlett-Packard Co. logo is displayed on the back of the Envy x2, part of a new class of personal-computer of hybrids that look and work like regular laptops, but whose screens pop off to become fully functional tablets. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Greg Baumann Editor in Chief- Silicon Valley Business Journal Email  |  Twitter [...]

History of the Personal Computer, Part 3: IBM PC Model 5150 and the attack of …

1980 – 1984: x86, Rise of the 40-Year Stopgap IBM PC Model 5150 and the Attack of the Clones The only remarkable thing about the product that revolutionized the personal computing business was the fact that IBM built it. If any other company of the era built and marketed the IBM Personal Computer Model 5150, [...]

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Jean Jennings (left) and Frances Bilas set up the ENIAC in 1946. Bilas is arranging the program settings on the Master Programmer. (Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania) If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there’s a good reason: It’s true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female [...]

Rare Apple-1 Computer Could Fetch $500000 at Bonhams’ Upcoming History of …

On October 22 at Bonhams New York, centuries of scientific inquiry will be recapitulated in one afternoon during the auction house’s inaugural History of Science sale. The books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, scientific instruments, and technological devices on offer range from the 16th through the 20th century—including at least one Renaissance printing of an astronomy text [...]