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- Brief History of Computers: Charts the evolution of computers from ancient times to the present.
- 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, 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 History Museum: Focuses exclusively on the history of computing. Located in Mountain View, California. Search the collection, illustrated timeline, online exhibits and select images from the collection, "This Day in History," curator's choice, and the Hall of Fellows (awards for contributions to computing).
- Computer Industry History: Comprehensive list of links to the best computer industry history resources that can currently be found on the 'Net
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- 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.
- Jargon 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, and personalities.
- 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
- The History of Computing: Detailed information including early pioneers and companies, archives, languages, and networking from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech.
- The History of Computing Project: Offers a detailed timeline on the history of computer. Sections include hardware, software, pioneers and references.
- The 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.
- The Modern History of Computing: Historical survey from Babbage onward; by B. Jack Copeland from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- The Obsolete Technology Website: Pictures, documents, and advertisements of classic computers from the 1970's and 1980's.
- 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 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.
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