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Write Your Own History! My Life (so far) With Computers

I WROTE THIS A FEW YEARS AGO AS PART OF A FAMILY HISTORY. I DECIDED TO POST IT HERE AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS TO WRITE SIMILAR STORIES FOR THEIR FAMILIES. IF YOU ARE OLDER THAN 40 YOU HAVE OBSERVED SOME INTERESTING CHANGES IN DAILY LIFE THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE REALIZED. WHEN TELEVISION STATIONS […]

Of Mice and Computers

I am reading a great book about the development of the ENIAC, one of the first electronic computers. The book is ENIAC by Scott McCartney.

The ENIAC was developed during World War Two to calculate artillery firing tables. Before computers, it took a room full of people several months to calculate and tabulate these tables. […]

Early Computer Hardware

With the abacus-shaped item below, I have finished off my collection of first generation computer miscellanea. The device may not look like much, but it is a pretty hot collectable among a peculiar bunch of people. It is a module from an IBM 700 series mainframe computer. These, and ferrite memory planes are among the […]