Online Histories Of Computing

I am reading the history of the newsletter but stopped to send this. You indicated Byte as part of your past; I have the first 12 issues Byte ever  published…. My early beginnings can be seen — http://www.gofws.com/fotoz and I’ve still got some of the original manuals. I enjoy the news letter. — Fred Stone

Thanks, Fred. I can’t quite make out the exact model of the 1960′s-era behemoth in that photo, but it’s a safe bet my son’s X-box has many times its computing power. Heck, there are probably PDA wristwatches with that much power now!  I bet there’s also a story behind the hand-lettered "No Go" sign stuck atop the console, too…

Fred’s page also pointed to another site I’d seen many years ago, but had forgotten: The "Chronology of Personal Computers" from 1947 to 1977 ( http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist/ ).

Seeing that sent me to the search engines for these online histories, which cover later years:
http://www.byte.com/documents/s=132/byt19990823s0001/
http://www.byte.com/documents/s=132/byt19990826s0042/
http://www.computerworld.com/news/2001/story/0,11280,62990,00.html
http://www-1.ibm.com/ibm/history/

Some interesting clicks in there!



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Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.