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Minnesota's Hidden Computing History

CBI will be starting a new, exciting evening lecture series this semester, on Minnesota's hidden computing history. They will generally be held every month on a Wednesday from 7-8 pm, in Andersen Library, room 120. The first one will be Wednesday, September 17 (two weeks from yesterday). Anyone is welcome to attend!

Here are some more details about the first lecture:

"Minnesota's Hidden History in Computing: Why Not Silicon Valley?"
September 17th, 7-8 pm
Andersen Library 120 (West Bank)

Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN 55455

What made California's Silicon Valley into a world-famous center for computing, and could Minnesota have claimed this title? This informal evening talk, the first in a year-long series of public lectures given by staff at the Charles Babbage Institute, surveys the hidden history of computing in the Twin Cities and across the state. Minnesota's pioneering computer companies -- the Engineering Research Associates, Sperry-Univac, Control Data, Honeywell, Unisys, IBM-Rochester and others -- were second to none in innovative technology, people, and markets. The University made important advances in the early World Wide Web. This is a history that certainly needs to be better known.

Each of the monthly lectures, on Wednesday evenings, will explore a specific topic or company. We invite members of the public and university community to attend and learn more about Minnesota's "hidden history" in computing.

For more information:
www.cbi.umn.edu or 612-624-5050

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