15292 History of Computing

History of Computing




Consult this page for links to learn more about the field of computing.

BONUS: If you submit a online resource to your instructor that is approved for display, you will receive 10 points toward any quiz. Limit 1 offer per student.

Computer History Museum - take a virtual field trip to Silicon Valley
Intel Museum - another Silicon Valley museum from one of its initial successes
The Centre for Computing History - take a virtual field trip to the UK
Microsoft Visitor Center - some history about one of the world's biggest software companies
IBM Archives - dig deeper into the rich history of IBM
Apple Macintosh - 30 Years - history of one of the most influential computers in history - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
History of Digital Equipment Corporation - timeline from boston.com
History of Binary and Other Nondecimal Numeration - by Anton Glaser, Pennsylvania State University
Java simulation of the Kepler Tide-Predicting Machine by Bill Casselman
Instrumental Analysis by Vannevar Bush
A Formal Description of System/360 - written in APL! (via IEEE Xplore)
Obsolete Computer Museum - the graveyard for computers


The Machine That Changed The World (1992): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Triumph of the Nerds (1996): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Nerds 2.0.1 (1998): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Biography: Bill Gates (1998): view on Youtube
Code Rush - Netscape Mozilla Documentary (2000): view on Youtube
Modern Marvels: Ancient Discoveries (2004): view on Youtube
Biography: Thomas Watson Jr. (2005): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Biography: The Google Boys (2005): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Download: The True Story of the Internet (2008): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy [BBC] (2011): View on Youtube
Jane Smiley - Interview: Who Invented the Computer?: View on Youtube
American Experience: Silicon Valley (2013): view on PBS Video