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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
- Chac is a nonprofit 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.
Jones Telecommunications and Multimedia Encyclopedia
- Computers, their history and development.
- This site is under construction but has some nice pictures of some pre-IBM machines.
Silicon Valley History and Future
- Silicon Valley -- San Francisco Bay Area -- background, trends and forecast
The New Hacker's Dictionary
- A hacking jargon site including info on writing style, hacker terms, lamer-speak and more.
The Vintage Computer
- Links to information about old home computers for collectors and people on a very tight budget. Cheesy -- but perhaps it's a conscious image choice ("sure it's old and ugly, but it gets the job done")
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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