John Hollar

  • 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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  • 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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  • John describes how he took several CHM tours with subject matter experts to learn the various aspects of computing. It was like going to graduate school he said. Putting very […]

    Secrets to Moderating Success

    John describes how he took several CHM tours with subject matter experts to learn the various aspects of computing. It was like going to graduate school he said. Putting very […]

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