Niall McMahon

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History of Computing

2022-09-29

A slightly hit-and-miss collection of links that I'll continue to improve.

There are many super books on this topic. Andrew S. Tanenbaum lists a few - which I haven't read - in his book, Structured Computer Organization, in Section 1.2, Milestones in Computer Architecture.

Pre-1900s

Early Twentieth Century Computing

NASA and Computing

Minicomputers

Unix, C and Unix-like Systems

Universities and Research Institutes

(Selected.)

USA, West Coast

USA, East Coast

UK

Chip Manufacturers

USA

Elsewhere

Personal Computing

Altair

Atari

IBM

Microsoft

Apple

Sinclair

Commodore

Dell

The Internet

Companies