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Journal of the Association for History and Computing

Journal of the Association for History and Computing

This peer-reviewed journal is intended for a general audience of teachers, students, and researchers interested in the application of computers in historical studies. Reviews relevant research in the field, software and strives to define useful standards in computer utilities relevant to studying specific time periods.
Subject: Computers & Internet; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet

Coding Horror

Coding Horror

Coding horror looks at the world of programming and digital culture from a users perspective. Who are the people behind the coding and how do humans interact with software.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Programming; Computers & Internet–Cyberculture; Computers & Internet–Computers & Internet News; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Computers & Internet–Computer Software; Computer & Internet Blogs

The Atari Museum

The Atari Museum

Multimedia museum on everything Atari – video games, computing, and the company itself. Archive of news stories about Atari, company memos and press releases, history of consoles and computers, and references to further reading online and offline.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Platforms–Other Platforms & Systems; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–History Of Video Games

Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Video and Computer Game Programmers

Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Video and Computer Game Programmers

Interviews with game programming legends conducted in 1997, collected and distributed as a free book. The site retains the same look and feel as the original 1997 disk. Provides suggestions about where to start reading based on your interests, and includes an introduction by John Romero.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–History Of Video Games

Atari Archives

Atari Archives

Archive of full-text versions of classic computing books on Atari, programming languages, graphics, machine language, and more. You can also find newsletter and newsgroup archives, and download old and new 8-bit software. Everything provided with permission of copyright holders.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Platforms–Other Platforms & Systems; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–History Of Video Games

The Edsac Simulator

The Edsac Simulator

Cambridge University’s EDSAC was “the world’s first stored-program computer to operate a regular computing service.” This downloadable simulator mimics the computer as it existed in 1949-1951 and includes programs from the original EDSAC, including games. There is also a photo gallery of the original EDSAC.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Platforms–Other Platforms & Systems; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–History Of Video Games

Lisp History

Lisp History

This site traces the history of the development of the LISP computer programming language from its precursor FORTRAN by John McCarthy of MIT. Includes various references, a Lisp bibliography and a searchable database.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet

A History of Apple Computers

A History of Apple Computers

Apple-history.com is “intended to provide a broad history of Apple Computers, inc., from the invention of the Apple I in 1976 to the troubled times of the present… for both novice and expert computer users.” Includes bibliography, links to resources, and directory organized by computer model, processor type, and year.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Computers & Internet–Platforms–Macintosh

RFC Editor

RFC Editor

Requests for Comments (RFCs) are “a series of notes, started in 1969, about the Internet (originally the ARPANET).” RFC standards are very widely followed by both commercial software and freeware in the Internet and Unix communities. This website allows you to search for RFCs and read about their history.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet; Computers & Internet–System Administration; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet

Explore the Internet Now!

Explore the Internet Now!

This website by the National Museum of American History provides information about the birth of the Internet, the world wide web, the people and organizations that use the Internet, news and issues related to the Internet, and an Internet glossary.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet

The Media History Project

The Media History Project

Promotes “the study of media history from petroglyphs to pixels.” Includes an excellent timeline of media history covering art, music, television, the Internet, and video games from pre-history to today, along with an article archive on media resources.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Science & Technology–Communications; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture; Business & Economics–Industry–Publishing & Media; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment & Leisure–Radio; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies; Sports, Entertainment And Arts–Comics; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Movies; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Television

The History of Computing Project

The History of Computing Project

Comprehensive account of computing history. Includes biographies of key figures, and information about computing companies, hardware, software, and a history of video and computer games. You can also view a timeline of computing history, and access a list of historic papers available online in full text.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–History Of Video Games

Chronology of Personal Computers

Chronology of Personal Computers

A timeline covering the evolution of computers from 1947-present. “This list is a collection of product announcements and delivery dates from various sources, mainly computer magazines and newspapers. References are indicated in [brackets], which are listed at the end of this document. A [number.number] format gives the page within that reference. …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet

IPL FAQ: History of the Internet

IPL FAQ: History of the Internet

Can you help me find information on how the Internet was developed? Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History; Computers & Internet–Internet–World Wide Web; Computers & Internet–Internet; Arts & Humanities–History; Computers & Internet–Internet–World Wide Web; Computers & Internet–Internet

The Journal for MultiMedia History

The Journal for MultiMedia History

“The JMMH is the first peer-reviewed electronic journal that presents, evaluates, and disseminates multimedia historical scholarship.” It offers articles by professional scholars, reviews of historical CD-ROMs, Web sites, and videos, and links to recommended WWW resources.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History; Computers & Internet

Pong-Story: the Site of the First Video Game

Pong-Story: the Site of the First Video Game

Detailed early history of video games, including the popular Pong game. Contains images of many different vintage video game systems, information about games and schematics, and articles about aspects of video game history in the USA and Europe.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–History Of Video Games

The Computer Museum History Center

The Computer Museum History Center

Learn about the history of computing at this museum site that includes a rich timeline (with photographs) of five decades of computing and two online exhibits. Information about the museum is also provided.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Computers And The Internet–Computers