Apple II History
This project began as a description of how the Apple II evolved
into a IIGS, and some of the standards that emerged along the
way. It has grown into a history of Apple Computer, with an emphasis
on the place of the Apple II in that history. By Steven Weyhrich.
Atari Games Museum
The following pictures were taken in May of 2003, when Midway
decided to close their Milpitas facility. The Milpitas facility
was the old 'Atari Games' building. I was able to get some pictures,
before everything was moved out of the building.
Chief Yahoos: David Filo and Jerry Yang
This interview was done over two meetings in Palo Alto, California,
USA in May 1995. Jerry grew up in San Jose and went to Stanford
for his bachelors. At the time of the interview they are both
in Stanford's Electrical Engineering program doing electronic
computer-aided design research.
Computer History Museum
Timeline of computing history, browse by topic, or send them
information about computing history. Located in
The journalist credited with coining the phrase: "Silicon
Andy Hertzfeld's book in blog format. Read about the origins of Apple and the Macintosh computer.
This site has archived my home page and some internal pages since
1999. If you'd like to see news headlines and such, take a look
Apple I replica creation: back to the garage
By Tom Owad. A Google book preview.
of Computing Industrial Era 1976 - 1979
The Third Generation of computers starts approximately in this
era. These computers are characterized by mainly electronic models
but now fully programmable. From The
History of Computing Foundation.
That summer in 1975 at the Homebrew Club the Intel 8080 formed
the center of the universe. The Altair was built around the 8080
and its early popularity spawned a cottage industry of small
companies that either made machines that would run programs written
for the Altair or made attachments that would plug into the various
kinds of micro computers.
IBM's Early History
In 1890 the U.S. Census Bureau knew its traditional methods of
counting would not be adequate for measuring the population,
so it sponsored a contest to find a more efficient means of tabulating
Through the Years
A timeline that begins in 1885 with short articles about this
history of this business machine company.
Illustrated History of Computers
The first computers were people! That is, electronic computers
(and the earlier mechanical computers) were given this name because
they performed the work that had previously been assigned to
people. By John Kopplin.
So you have "Intel Inside." What exactly DO you have
inside your computer?
A comprehensive compendium of hacker slang illuminating many
aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.
Lawrence Livermore Labs History
The single event that triggered the establishment of Lawrence
Livermore was detonation of the first Russian atomic bomb in
of a Homebrew Computer Club Member
Posted on a bulletin board in the PALY terminal room (containing
6 noisy KSR-33 teletypes in the Palo Alto High School math-science
office) was a notice that a computer group meeting would be held
at the home of Gordon French. By Bob Lash.
National Semiconductor History 1959 1960's
National Semiconductor started by making silicon mesa transistors for industrial and military uses. The company grew quickly after 1967 under CEO Charlie Sporck and new management, moving headquarters from Danbury, Connecticut, to Santa Clara, California in the heart of today's Silicon Valley.
The video game history started in a strange and complicated way
and it is important to avoid confusions with what happened in
the 1950s and 1960s. The real video game history started with
Ralph Baer as early as 1951.
An Educator's History of the Internet
An investigation into the history of the Internet and the promise
for its use in the K-12 classroom.
A unique collection of oral history interviews with pioneers
of the semiconductor industry.
Like the Bhagwan, driving around Rancho Rajneesh each day in
another Rolls-Royce, Jobs kept his troops fascinated and productive.
The joke going around said that Jobs had a 'reality distortion
field' surrounding him. He'd say something, and the kids in the
Macintosh division would find themselves replying 'Drink poison
Kool-Aid? Yeah, that makes sense'. - Robert X. Cringely, 1992.
Wozniak, Still Fathering the Computer Revolution
He's been called the Wizard of Woz. It was he who single-handedly
designed an entire personal computer, the Apple I. It was he
who designed the Apple II and wrote the software to make it run.
Site has more good Woz sites, including Steve's