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This web site provides a history of computing, with sections devoted to software, hardware, computer companies, and influential individuals. There is also a timeline and a general reference section.
The site is extensive, although it does not make any claims to offer a comprehensive history of computing. It is maintained by enthusiasts, and mostly written in a style better suited to the general public than a scholarly audience.
The software, hardware, computer companies, and biographical sections each offer alphabetical lists linking to brief accounts of relevant subjects, usually with illustrations. The timelines and chronologies are detailed, if a little enthusiastic in their divisions of computing history into periods with names such as 'antiquity' and 'industrial era'.
The reference section actually contains more of interest than might be anticipated, with essays on subjects such as the history of computer viruses, robotics, hacking, and binary computers.
The site includes a search engine, and features a good annotated list of links to museums with collections of interest to historians of computing.

 

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