IT & Network Infrastructure : Computer History Museum: Safeguarding the Legacies and Lore of IT

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-06-01 Print this article Print
Computer History Museum: Safeguarding the Legacies and Lore of IT

Computer History Museum: Safeguarding the Legacies and Lore of IT

by Chris Preimesberger
At age 31 years, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., has established itself as a world-class repository of computing artifacts in Silicon Valley, where many of its exhibits were first created. The nonprofit organization, located for the last 10 years in a modern-looking building that once belonged to Silicon Graphics during its prime, is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images. Permanent exhibits include "Internet History 1962-1992," "Microprocessors 1971-1996," "The Babbage Engine," "Timeline of Computer History," and "Hall of Fellows," among others. This slide show provides an overview of what one will find at the CHM.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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