The Tech History Playlist

February 5, 2020 • #

As I’ve been reading more into the history of technology1, specifically computers and the Internet, I’ll go on side trails through Wikipedia or the wider ‘net back to many of the source papers that were the seeds of certain innovations.

I’ve read about the IBM 700 series of mainframes, Vannevar Bush’s seminal piece on a “memex” device (precursor idea to hypertext), and Claude Shannon’s original work on information theory.

The latest gold mine I’ve found is on YouTube. I created a “Tech History” playlist where I’ve been logging clips and documentaries on various bits of computer history. Click the icon top-right to see all the videos in the list.