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February 2016: Our coverage and memorial site for Wesley A. Clark, Computer Designer, "father of personal, interactive computing".
February 2013: New DigiBarn project around key Apple II DOS development documents and code (1978)
Ed Roberts (1941-2010) See our memorial page here.
A Digibarn birthday celebration! December 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of MITS, creator of the Altair 8800 and initiator of the homebrew and personal computing revoltion. Catch our special features on the founding of MITS in 1969 and it subsequent rise (and fall).
Interview of BYTE Magazine founder Carl Helmers (April 2009)
Steve Wozniak visits the Digibarn (video from 2006)
Mike Smithwick on Distant Suns, a pioneering astronomy program on microcomputers (Fall 2008)
Videos of Mockingbird @ Xerox PARC, 1980 the first screen-based computer music scoring system (May 2008)
New! Digibarn features in CNET TV's Tales of Silicon Valley (January-February 2008)
The restoration of the LINC,"the World's First Personal Computer" (all year 2007)
A Digibarn special event: Apple @ 30 - 1976, Apple in the Garage (was held Nov 4th, 2006)
The (Xerox Star Icon) World According to Norm Cox (posted October 2006)
New! Ken Sumrall and playing Spacewar! on the PDP-1 (and Snow Flake and music!) (Sept 2006)
The World of Xerox at the Digibarn - or how Xerox changed the world but nobody knows about it! (all year 2006)
A contributed work! James Humberd on his Computer Memories writing "Memories of Early Computer Days"
Find the long version at: http://www.travel-tidbits.com/tidbits/003673.shtml and the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing version here.
IBM Corporate Ads, 1948-1954
See how the computer giant defined the value of computing for the public 50 years ago! (Jan 2006)
Report on the 30th birthday of the Homebrew Computer Club "Homebrew@30"
A special event was held by the DigiBarn at the Vintage Computer Festival 8.0, November 5-6, 2005
The story of the DigiBarn's Cray Supercomputer collection (October, 2005)
An interview with JJ Webb on the birth of the virus scanner, poetry on the (early) Internet
and much much more (April 1005).
The Story of the Xerox 9700 Electronic (Laser) Printing System (March 2005)
Mike Riddle relates the History of AutoCAD, EasyCAD, FastCAD and CAD in general (January 2005)
The Woz Wonderbook is here! (December 2004)
Maze War 30 Year Retrospective (special event, November 2004)
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, original 1975 brochure (a peek into the birth of computer science as a discipline) (Nov 2004)
Jef Raskin's Story "Meeting Merlin" (posted Summer 2004)
The Mac at 20
A special feature story at the DigiBarn (Jan 2004)
The Xerox Alto 30th Birthday Celebration (a special event, October 2003)
The Intran Story (as told by those who were there - Fall 2003 and ongoing)
Is this the first Microsoft BASIC released to Apple Computer? You be the judge! (Feb 2003)
Interview with Wendell Sander, father of the Apple III (interview by David Ottalini from 1986 - Feb 2003)
John Redant and Bruce Damer's reworking of the famous "Bushy Tree" diagram of visual computing systems (Summer 2002 and ongoing)
F-Robert Trépanier's history in the Canadian Computer Business from the 1950s (July 2002)
NEW: Daniel Kottke's Amazing Apple Relics (Feb 2002)
Butler Lampson's famous 1972 Memo "Why Alto"? (Jan 2002)
Dave Curbow's extensive Xerox Star Historical Documents (Jan 2002 and ongoing).
See Allan Lundell's video of a historic Steve Wozniak invitation to the Us Festival in 1982 (May 2001). Also see DigiBarn TV for many other movies by Allan including the DigiBarn's opening day and a personal tour of the museum by curator Bruce Damer.
Bruce Damer, DigiBarn Curator's History of Elixir Technologies and its Products (covering the years 1985-94, written 1998)
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