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A great two-part series on great computing museums from the last few issues of Communications of the ACM (here and here). The museums they profile are: The Computer History Museum The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum The Science Museum in London The Deutches Museum U.S. National Museum of American History I’ll include an extra bit from the…

IEEE-USA History Project

Just yesterday I posted on preserving the the history of the computing field, musing at the end that digitization projects could save a lot of documents. Well, what comes along today in the latest What’s New @ IEEE for Students is a note about the IEEE-USA History Project: Digital Archives, Organization’s Four Decades of Service…

Preserving Records of the Past, Today

An interesting article from the most recent IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Preserving Records of the Past, Today by James W. Cortada. In concerns the difficulty that scholars of the history of computing have in finding primary materials to work with, mostly in the form of documents. Scholars examining the history of information…

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