Selected Internet Resources - Computers
ACM-W: ACM's Committee on Women
This site "celebrates, informs and supports
women in computing, and works with the ACM-W community of computer
scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working
and learning environments for women."
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Digital Library (DL) is a vast collection of citations from ACM
journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings. Searching
is free; however one needs to have a subscription to access the
online full text or the advanced searching option.
Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
"This is a collection of bibliographies of
scientific literature in computer science from various sources,
covering most aspects of computer science. The bibliographies are
updated monthly from their original locations such that you'll always
find the most recent versions here."
Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing
(CRA-W) is an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing
the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering
(CSE) research and education at all levels.
History Museum in Mountain View California
This site provides online resources for the computer
history researcher. It includes a timeline of computer technology,
an artifact database, a document archive, and online exhibits.
Use and Ownership: U.S. Census Bureau
This Web site contains links to U.S. Census publications
on computer ownership from 1984 to present. Internet usage reports
began in 1997.
Computing Research Repository
Search, browse and download computer science papers
Smithsonian: Information Technology: Computers
Of special interest to computer history researchers
is the sections on Computer History and the Chip Collection. Computer
History includes items from the Information Technology Exhibit at
the National Museum of American History, and digitalized reference
material related to the exhibit. An example is the 1946 press release
on the ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer) and
an interview of J. Presper Eckert, its co-inventor. The Chip Collection
includes reference to the Museum's chip collection as well as links
to personalities, patents, and pictures.
FOLDOC (Free On-line
Dictionary of Computing)
"FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms,
jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems,
networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms,
electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history,
in fact anything to do with computing." Edited by Denis Howe.
Database of over 33,000 records covering human computer interaction,
a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation
of interactive computing systems for human use and their interaction
with the field of computer science.
The Computer Science and Mathematics Division of Oak Ridge National
Laboratory Web site presents a timeline of the history of supercomputing.
The timeline is from the IT2 Expo, which was held May 18, 1999.
of the History of Computing: IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Computer Society provides, free of charge,
selected articles from the Annals of the History of Computing. Access
to the full collection requires a subscription or an E-account.
The digital archives go back to 1979. Researchers may purchase articles
from the full collection.
of Computing Information: US Army Research Lab
This Web site, by Mike Muuss ( U.S. Army Research
Lab), contains links to documents on the history of the ENIAC, EDVAC,
ORDVAC, and BRLESC. Related Web links are also included.
line of Computing History: IEEE Computer Society
This timeline, from the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, traces the evolution
of computer and computing technology. The timeline is sixty-eight
pages long, and includes graphics.
Triumph of the
Nerds: PBS Online
This is a companion Web site for the PBS television
special, "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires."
It contains information about the history of computing, the biographies
of computer pioneers, and the transcript from the television program.
Turing is noted for his work in mathematics, computer
theory and artificial intelligence. This digital archive contains
mostly unpublished personal papers and photographs of Alan Turing
from 1923-1972. The originals are in the Turing archive in King's
Museum of Computing (VMOC)
The Virtual Museum of Computing provides an “eclectic
collection of World Wide Web (WWW) hyperlinks connected with the
history of computing and on-line computer-based exhibits available
both locally and around the world.” Examples include biographies
of computer pioneers, corporate histories, and online computer museums
and exhibits. To navigate the Web site, use the links under the
“Galleries” heading. Or, you may scroll down the page
and browse through the links.