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  • Brief History of Computers - Charts the evolution of computers from ancient times to the present.
  • Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) - A research center at the University of Minnesota dedicated to promoting the study and preservation of the history of computing and information processing.
  • Chronology of Personal Computers - Timeline of microcomputers from the development of the microprocessor in the 1960s through to the present day. Includes hardware, software, peripherals, companies, individuals, etc.
  • Computer History Association of California - A non-profit corporation, who safeguards and organizes the history of electronic computing, not only in California, but nationally and internationally. They collect and archive hardware, software and documents.
  • Computer History Images - Pictures of many of the pioneering computers.
  • Computer Industry History - Comprehensive list of links to the best computer industry history resources that can currently be found on the 'Net
  • Computers, Videogames and Arcade Collector's Ring -
  • Computing Millennium timeline - A project to create the definitive list of the 1,000 key innovations and events in the last 1,000 years of information technology.
  • History of Computers - A directory of sites about the history of computers arranged categorically and with specific topic and general topic sections.
  • Jargon File Resources - The Jargon File (AKA, _The New Hacker's Dictionary_) is an essential repository of computer historical information.
  • Jones Telecommunications and Multimedia Encyclopedia - Computers, their history and development.
  • Museum of the USSR Computers History - A virtual museum containing historical information on computers and computer facilities in the USSR. Includes descriptions of computers, their characteristics, pictures, and personalities.
  • PC History - This site is under construction but has some nice pictures of some pre-IBM machines.
  • Punched Cards - Covers the earliest ways of encoding data up to the cards used in voting systems today.
  • Silicon Valley History and Future - Silicon Valley -- San Francisco Bay Area -- background, trends and forecast
  • The History of Computing Project - Offers a detailed timeline on the history of computer. Sections include hardware, software, pioneers and references.
  • The History of Computing Science: From the Past to the Present - 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.
  • The Obsolete Technology Website - Pictures, documents, and advertisements of classic computers from the 1970's and 1980's.
  • The Vintage Computer - Links to information about old home computers for collectors and people on a very tight budget.
  • Tools For Thought - by Howard Rheingold. Online copy of well known 1985 book on the invention of computing; includes Babbage, Turing, von Neumann, Engelbart, PARC, Kay, Atari, and far more.
  • Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology - New updated edition from MIT Press, with new interviews of historic characters.
  • Triumph of the Nerds - Bios, an interactive game, and a Q&A forum trace the birth of the personal computer at this PBS companion site.
  • Vintage Computer Festival - Annual Silicon Valley event celebrating our computer heritage.

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