Brief History of Computers - Charts the evolution
of computers from ancient times to the present.
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, and individuals.
- 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
History of Computing - Detailed information including early pioneers and companies,
archives, languages, and networking from the Department of Computer Science at
- The History
of Computing Project - Offers a detailed timeline on the history of computer.
Sections include hardware, software, pioneers and references.
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.
File Resources - The Jargon File (AKA, _The New Hacker's Dictionary_) is an
essential repository of computer historical information.
- 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,
- The Obsolete Technology
Website - Pictures, documents, and advertisements of classic computers from
the 1970's and 1980's.
- 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.
- Reflections of a ModemJunkie - Writings on computers,
the early online world, and the Internet, dating from 1992 to 2000.
Silicon Valley History and Future - Silicon Valley
-- San Francisco Bay Area -- background, trends and forecast
- 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, and Atari.
- Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding
Technology - New updated edition from MIT Press, with new interviews of historic
of the Nerds - Bios, an interactive game, and a Q&A forum trace the birth
of the personal computer at this PBS companion site.
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