Computer History Museum

  • The West Coast version of a Smithsonian is one way to characterize the Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, CA. This was one of many take-aways from an excellent discussion of […]

    The Behind the Scenes History of the Computer History Museum – Complete Playlist

    The West Coast version of a Smithsonian is one way to characterize the Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, CA. This was one of many take-aways from an excellent discussion of […]

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  • Alan introduces the two CHM leaders who exhibit a very rare combination of exceptional competence with modesty and humility. Len relates his experience with computers in junior high and his motivation […]

    Alan’s Intro, Len Shustek’s Early Computer & Start-up Experiences

    Alan introduces the two CHM leaders who exhibit a very rare combination of exceptional competence with modesty and humility. Len relates his experience with computers in junior high and his motivation […]

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  • John describes his education and various career moves prior to joining CHM as CEO/President in 2008.  His many careers included: Journalist, FCC Legal Advisor/Chief of Staff,  Media Executive at PBS and then […]

    John Hollar’s Education & Career Changes

    John describes his education and various career moves prior to joining CHM as CEO/President in 2008.  His many careers included: Journalist, FCC Legal Advisor/Chief of Staff,  Media Executive at PBS and then […]

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  • Len explains how he and his partner founded Nestar to build “sniffers” to diagnose LANs. After it merged with 2 other companies in 1994, Len left Nestar and started teaching […]

    Len’s Success with Nestar; His Journey to Start a Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley

    Len explains how he and his partner founded Nestar to build “sniffers” to diagnose LANs. After it merged with 2 other companies in 1994, Len left Nestar and started teaching […]

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  • The presentation by Len Shustek, PhD and John Hollar, JD may be accessed here: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/files/2014/10/Presentation20141009-CHM_history_IEEESV_03.pdf [Description and Title provided by Alan Weissberger – thanks, Alan]

    Len’s Museum Presentation

    The presentation by Len Shustek, PhD and John Hollar, JD may be accessed here: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/files/2014/10/Presentation20141009-CHM_history_IEEESV_03.pdf [Description and Title provided by Alan Weissberger – thanks, Alan]

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  • The presentation by Len Shustek, PhD and John Hollar, JD may be accessed here: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/files/2014/10/Presentation20141009-CHM_history_IEEESV_03.pdf [Description and Title provided by Alan Weissberger – thanks, Alan]

    John’s Museum Presentation

    The presentation by Len Shustek, PhD and John Hollar, JD may be accessed here: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/files/2014/10/Presentation20141009-CHM_history_IEEESV_03.pdf [Description and Title provided by Alan Weissberger – thanks, Alan]

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  • John describes how a group of committed CHM volunteers found an IBM 1401 in Germany, brought it back to CHM in Mt View and restored it. A second 1401 was […]

    IBM 1401

    John describes how a group of committed CHM volunteers found an IBM 1401 in Germany, brought it back to CHM in Mt View and restored it. A second 1401 was […]

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  • John describes how the museum was fortunate to have a core group of donors to help CHM in bad times like during the height of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. In […]

    Revolutionary Exhibit

    John describes how the museum was fortunate to have a core group of donors to help CHM in bad times like during the height of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. In […]

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  • John explains why it’s a great privilege to be CEO of CHM with so many committed staffers, volunteers, docents, and board members. He believes CHM will be an international landmark, […]

    What’s It Like to Be CEO of the CHM

    John explains why it’s a great privilege to be CEO of CHM with so many committed staffers, volunteers, docents, and board members. He believes CHM will be an international landmark, […]

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  • John describes the museum’s multi-dimensional way of telling people about software and making it attractive to kids. A new middle school program called Design – Code – Build using centered around […]

    Kid’s Computer Camp

    John describes the museum’s multi-dimensional way of telling people about software and making it attractive to kids. A new middle school program called Design – Code – Build using centered around […]

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