Computer History Links


Recently at SIGCSE there was a panel on Perspectives on History in Computing and Education with John Impagliazzo, Bill Aspray, Mary Anne Egan, and Vicki Almstrum. I wasn’t able to make that session but Vicki Almstrum sent out an email with a lot of links from that session to the SIGCSE mailing list. The list seemed just too useful not to pass along.


Also if you are interested in computer history you may want to  consider joining the IT History Society, which I believe is free. To sign up, please visit the page http://ithistory.org/membership/member-form.php


List of Links


John Impagliazzo’s History Site http://www.CompHist.org/


A set of images and descriptions of some early computer data storage devices.


IEEE History Center Virtual Museum http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/


Computer History Museum http://www.computerhistory.org/


Charles Babbage Institute http://www.cbi.umn.edu/


Society for the History of Technology, Special Interest Group in Computers, Information, and Society



Atsushi Akera and William Aspray, Using History to Teach Computer Science and Related Disciplines (Washington, DC: Computing Research Association, 2004, 391 pages, download PDF for free), http://www.cra.org/reports/using.history.pdf


IT History Society (ITHS)



Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Collection http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/


ACM Oral Histories http://portal.acm.org/toc.cfm?id=1141880&type=proceeding&coll=ACM&dl=A


Computerworld Oral Histories http://www.cwhonors.org/archives/histories.htm


National Museum of American History Computer Oral Histories Collection



Silicon Genesis collection at Stanford University http://silicongenesis.stanford.edu/complete_listing.html


SIAM History Project http://history.siam.org/


Computing Educators Oral History Project http://www.ceohp.org/





Comments (1)

  1. Thanks to a link from Leigh Ann Sudol’s blog I found this set of images and descriptions of some early