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  • Brief History of Computers - Charts the evolution of computers from ancient times to the present.
    www.angelfire.com/de3/dacz/briefhistoryintro.htm
  • 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.
    www.cbi.umn.edu
  • 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.
    www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist
  • 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.
    www.chac.org
  • Computer History Images - Pictures of many of the pioneering computers.
    www.Crowl.org/Lawrence/history
  • Computer Industry History - Comprehensive list of links to the best computer industry history resources that can currently be found on the 'Net
    www.elsop.com/wrc/h_comput.htm
  • Computers, Videogames and Arcade Collector's Ring -
    www.chez.com/samurai/RING/ring.htm
  • 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.
    www.computingnet.co.uk
  • History of Computers - A directory of sites about the history of computers arranged categorically and with specific topic and general topic sections.
    www.hitmill.com/computers/computerhx1.html
  • Jargon File Resources - The Jargon File (AKA, _The New Hacker's Dictionary_) is an essential repository of computer historical information.
    www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon
  • Jones Telecommunications and Multimedia Encyclopedia - Computers, their history and development.
    www.digitalcentury.com/encyclo/update/comp_hd.html
  • 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.
    www.bashedu.ru/konkurs/tarhov/english/index_e.htm
  • PC History - This site is under construction but has some nice pictures of some pre-IBM machines.
    pc-history.org
  • Punched Cards - Covers the earliest ways of encoding data up to the cards used in voting systems today.
    www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/cards/index.html
  • Silicon Valley History and Future - Silicon Valley -- San Francisco Bay Area -- background, trends and forecast
    www.internetvalley.com/introduction.html
  • The History of Computing Project - Offers a detailed timeline on the history of computer. Sections include hardware, software, pioneers and references.
    www.thocp.net
  • 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.
    lecture.eingang.org
  • The Obsolete Technology Website - Pictures, documents, and advertisements of classic computers from the 1970's and 1980's.
    oldcomputers.net
  • The Vintage Computer - Links to information about old home computers for collectors and people on a very tight budget.
    exoterra.tripod.com/vcc
  • 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.
    www.rheingold.com/texts/tft
  • Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology - New updated edition from MIT Press, with new interviews of historic characters.
    mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3784
  • 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.
    www.pbs.org/nerds
  • Vintage Computer Festival - Annual Silicon Valley event celebrating our computer heritage.
    www.vintage.org

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