- History of Mathematics -
- The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive at the University
of St Andrews is an excellent general resource, particularly for
biographies of mathematicians.
- Computer 50. -
- A site dedicated to to 50th anniversary celebrations
of the first program run on the Manchester Baby. There is a good
account of the history of the Baby and the early Manchester
Machines, together with an account of the project to recreate
- D.E.U.C.E -
- John Barret's site dedicated to the English Electric DEUCE
computer, the successor to the ACE. A lot of
information on this important early computer, including the
Logical Design and Programming Manuals.
- EDSAC -
- The 50th anniversary of EDSAC. An image
of the log entry for 6 May 1949, a fascinating collection of
reminiscences and a photo archive.
- ENIAC and early US Army computers. -
- A comprehensive archive covering the US Army's earliest
computers. Photographs, descriptions and
The PDP-8 Family of computers
- Doug Jones' PDP-8 FAQ -
- The best place to start looking for general background
information on the PDP-8 family, read the
FAQ and the Summary of Models and
- David Gesswein's site -
- A massive amount of well organised, detailed
- Science Museum, London Picture Library
- Science Museum, London -
- If you can manage a physical visit, do. It is
worth it just to see the replica of Babbage's Difference Engine
Collections / virtual museums - Personal
- Museum of Hewlett Packard calculators -
- This is impossible to describe - you MUST look at it.
- HTML Tidy Home Page -
- HTML Tidy is excellent for removing the lumps from home made
NOTE: Maintenance of HTML Tidy has been taken over
by volunteers at Sourceforge Net. http://tidy.sourceforge.net
Finally, very many thanks to ...
... Lisa Baker for pointing out a broken
... Sarah from the youth group of the Technology
Education Lab, Vermont for this link:-
- Computer memory time line -
- A time series illustrating storage devices. This gets closer to
the present day than my illustrations.
... the kids of El Paso County Computer Club,
Colorado, USA for suggesting the following link on the history of
the World Wide Web:-
- WWW History -
- A good summary, AND there is a photograph of a PDP-8; the one
with the smoked glass panels.
Zelda, from Lenoir, North Carolina found the following link while
working on a school project; thanks Zelda.
- History of the punch
card - (http://www.vodien.com/singapore-community/education/history-punch-card.php)
- There is a good account of the history of the punched card and
some useful external links of a more general nature.
Links checked: Thu Feb 12 10:15:20 2015