Computer History Sites Elsewhere

Computer History Sites Elsewhere

A number of other Web sites are devoted to early computers. They include:

  • History of Computing Information
  • Information about the history of computing, "assembled by Mike Muuss for your information and edification". A great collection of pictures and documents in an archive compiled "to help the public remember that it was the U. S. Army which initiated the computer revolution ... all modern computers are descended from ENIAC, EDVAC, ORDVAC, and BRLESC -- all of which were conceived of and built to address pressing Army needs".

  • The National Archive for the History of Computing
  • is Manchester University's site in the UK.

  • The Charles Babbage Institute of Computer History
  • : a research center at the University of Minnesota dedicated to promoting the study and preservation of the history of information processing through historical research and archival activity.

  • The Virtual Museum of Computing (VMoC)
  • which has hyperlinks to just about everywhere connected with the history of computing on the WWW.

  • Paul Pierce's Computer Collection
  • . Paul Pierce collects the larger, older systems. The collection includes several IBM mainframe computers and a minicomputer collection including 7 members of the Digital PDP-8 family, covering its entire evolution from Digital's first metal transistor logic modules to the final microprocessor version.

  • The Australian Computer Museum Inc. The Australian Computer Museum Society (ACMS) was formed in 1994 to establish a museum of computing in Australia similar to the world famous Boston Computer Museum in the USA and to foster an awareness and knowledge of the history of computing in Australia.

  • Computer Conservation Society (UK). The aims of the CCS are to : promote the conservation of historic computers; develop awareness of the importance of historic computers; encourage research on historic computers. They maintain an ftp site with several simulators of historic British computers.