Video of the book launch event at the Computer History Museum

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of being the guest of John Hollar at the Computer History Museum for an hour-long discussion on my book Beyond the Obvious. This was the book launch event that kicked off the book tour. One of the greatest challenges of writing the book was eliminating so much interesting material […]

book launch event at computer history museum

Shrek’s law of innovation means blockbuster movies

As a trustee of the Computer History Museum and having worked closely with Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO) and Ed Leonard (CTO) of DreamWorks Animation, I was asked to be the moderator for an event titled “The Technology of Animation”.  I got to play Jay Leno for ~90 minutes and interview them in front of an audience […]

Moderating The Plato@50 Innovations In Hardware Session at Computer History Museum (CHM)

  I was recently requested by the Computer History Museum to moderate a session on Plato Hardware that was part of a two day event celebrating the 50 year aniversary of Plato.  If you asking “what is Plato?” then you are missing a key … Around 1959 Chalmers Sherwin, a physicist at the University of Illinois, suggested a […]

Joining Computer History Museum Board Of Directors

My wife would argue that my office looks like a computer museum. I’m setting here looking at a stack of old IBM punch cards, an original Compaq lugable, old HP Jornada’s and 100’s of other gadgets …. not to mention my collection of Byte and Wired magazines. I will admit it, I’m a pack rat. So it seems appropriate that I would get involved with the Computer History Museum. The Museum is all about collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the computer industry. It’s home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, photographs and moving images.