The Computer History Museum is a museum established in 1996 in Mountain View, California, US. The museum presents stories and artifacts of the information age and explores the computing revolution and its impact on society; the museum's origins date to 1968 when Gordon Bell began a quest for a historical collection and, at that same time, others were looking to preserve the Whirlwind computer. The resulting Museum Project had its first exhibit in 1975, located in a converted coat closet in a DEC lobby. In 1978, the museum, now The Digital Computer Museum, moved to a larger DEC lobby in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Maurice Wilkes presented the first lecture at TDCM in 1979 – the presentation of such lectures has continued to the present time. TDCM incorporated as The Computer Museum in 1982. In 1984, TCM moved to Boston. In 1996/1997, The TCM History Center in Silicon Valley was established. In 1999, TCMHC incorporated and TCM ceased operation, shipping its remaining artifacts to TCMHC in 2000; the name TCM had been retained by the Boston Museum of Science so, in 2000, the name TCMHC was changed to Computer History Museum.
In 2002, CHM opened its new building, at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, California, to the public; the facility was heavily renovated and underwent a two-year $19 million makeover before reopening in January 2011. The Computer History Museum claims to house the largest and most significant collection of computing artifacts in the world; this includes many rare or one-of-a-kind objects such as a Cray-1 supercomputer as well as a Cray-2, Cray-3, the Utah teapot, the 1969 Neiman Marcus Kitchen Computer, an Apple I, an example of the first generation of Google's racks of custom-designed web servers. The collection comprises nearly 90,000 objects and films, as well as 4,000 feet of cataloged documentation and several hundred gigabytes of software; the CHM oral history program conducts video interviews around the history of computing and networking, with over 700 as of 2016. The museum's 25,000-square-foot exhibit "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing," opened to the public on January 13, 2011.
It covers the history of computing in 20 galleries, from the abacus to the Internet. The entire exhibition is available online; the museum features a Liquid Galaxy in the “Going Places: A History of Silicon Valley” exhibit. The exhibit features 20 preselected locations; the museum has several additional exhibits, including a restoration of an historic PDP-1 minicomputer, two restored IBM 1401 computers, an exhibit on the history of autonomous vehicles, from torpedoes to self-driving cars. An operating Difference Engine designed by Charles Babbage in the 1840s and constructed by the Science Museum of London was on display until January 31, 2016, it had been on loan since 2008 from Nathan Myhrvold, a former Microsoft executive. Former media executive John Hollar was appointed CEO of The Computer History Museum in July 2008. In 2010 the museum began with the collection of source code of important software, beginning with Apple's MacPaint 1.3, written in a combination of Assembly and Pascal and available as download for the public.
In 2012 the APL programming language followed. In February 2013 Adobe Systems, Inc. donated the Photoshop 1.0.1 source code to the collection. On March 25, 2014 Microsoft followed with the source code donation of SCP MS-DOS 1.25 and a mixture of Altos MS-DOS 2.11 and TeleVideo PC DOS 2.11 as well as Word for Windows 1.1a under their own license. On October 21, 2014, Xerox Alto's source code and other resources followed; the CHM Fellows are exceptional men and women'whose ideas have changed the world affected nearly every human alive today'. The first fellow was Rear Admiral Grace Hopper in 1987; the fellows program has grown to 80 members as of 2018. Vintage Computer Festival held annually at The Computer History Museum Computer museums History of computing History of computer science Bell, Gordon. Out of a Closet: The Early Years of the Computer * Museum. Microsoft Technical Report MSR-TR-2011-44. Official website Computer History Museum's channel on YouTube The Computer Museum Archive
Rupam Sarmah is a musician, filmmaker and computer scientist. Rupam is a Guinness World Records® holder, #1 Billboard Artist in World Music chart and The Telly Awards, Gold winner, he has directed feature films and documentaries. As a Filmmaker and Director, Rupam has directed documentaries, short films, feature films, he has worked with some of the award-winning artists and actors -- Siedah Garrett, Dan Aykroyd, Moloya Goswami, Tamela D'Amico, Jaya Seal, Kushol Chakravarty, Asim Bose, Pabitra Rabha, Rituparna Sengupta, Debashree Roy, Paoli Dam, others. Rupam is directing a feature film - One Little Finger with a theme of Ability in Disability, completed and releasing in 2019. Rupam has collaborated and recorded songs and music with award-winning artists such as Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Kathy Sledge, Julian Lennon, Janis Ian, Kechi Okwuchi, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Laura Sullivan, Wouter Kellerman, Brian Vibberts, Ricky Kej, Sumitra Guha, Kevin Mackie, Alan Roy Scott, Udit Narayan, Babul Supriyo, Sadhna Sargam, Kumar Sanu, Subhamita, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Usha Uthup and many others.
Sarmah and Sumitra Guha have represented India for Festival of India concerts in France organized by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Embassy of India in Paris on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence. The theme of the project was A Musical Journey towards Rising India. Sarmah was born in Jorhat and was interested in music as a small child, he learnt classical vocals during his time at Golaghat and Jorhat. He continued to explore other fields such as film, sound engineering and music. Sarmah migrated to the United States after completing his BS in Engineering in India, he earning his doctorate from George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science with a dissertation in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Rupam completed his Master’s in Management, Master’s in Computer Science and Doctorate from US universities. In the US, he studied with Hindustani classical maestro. Rupam is a Voting member of the Grammy Awards as a Musician and Engineer. Rupam and his family live in California.
One Little Finger - Story and Direction by Sarmah Gulsher Music Video Together in Peace - Mandela Meets Gandhi We Are Love - Music Video: Participated in Grammy® winning composer Laura Sullivan’s project In Search of God - Film Director In Search of God - Music Score, Sound Design Sagar Kinare - Music Director Alor Thikana - Music Director A Musical Journey for World Peace - A Musical Concert Film, Directed by Rupam Majestic Assam - Music Video Story of Gulsher - Music Video Art of Healing - Documentary, produced by Rupam One Little Finger - Rupam Sarmah featuring Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Julian Lennon, Kechi Okwuchi, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt A Musical Journey towards Rising India - Produced by Padmashri Sumitra Guha and Rupam Sarmah. He has worked on a number of projects with organizations including UNESCO-USFUCA, Prerona Spastic Society, Manovikas - Welfare and Rehabilitation Center for the Children with Special Needs, Bhupen Hazarika Foundation. Sarmah is a producer and board
Francis Place was an English gentleman draughtsman, potter and printmaker, active in York. He was the fifth son of Rowland Place of Dinsdale, county Durham, his wife, Catherine and coheiress of Charles Wise of Copgrove, Yorkshire. Place entered law as his father had done, was articled to an attorney at Gray's Inn until the outbreak of the plague forced him to leave both the profession and London in 1665. By this time, Place had discovered a gift for drawing and engraving through his close friend Wenceslaus Hollar. About 1680 Place's interests and activities widened further as he became involved with the antiquarian group the York virtuosi, where he settled. Place became a friend of many artists and antiquarians in and around York, including Ralph Thoresby and William Lodge, with whom Place went on many drawing and angling excursions; as a result of the Popish Plot, during one trip to Wales and Lodge found themselves imprisoned as suspected Jesuit spies. Place's virtuosity and enthusiasm led him to experiment with oil painting from 1680, stoneware pottery glazing, the manufacture of porcelain from 1683, which he abandoned in 1694 owing to his lack of commercial success.
Only four of his marbled greyware pots are known to have survived, one of, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. About 1680 Place married Mrs Ann Wintringham, with whom he had Elizabeth. Place painted himself in oil at the time of this second marriage, he died at his home, King's Manor, York, on 21 September 1728, aged eighty-one, was buried in St Olave's Church, York. Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Place, Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. 45. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Tyler, Richard E. G. Francis Place: An artist in the age of observation Francis Place online Part of Tenby Castle in Pembrokeshire Francis Place stoneware cup V&A collection