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January 27, 2010

Local Computer History at Walter Library

Local readers, stop by the second floor of Walter Library on the East Bank of the U of M campus any time to see an exhibit on local computer history installed by Lockheed Martin's Legacy Committee. The exhibit includes the recent article published by the Saint Paul Pioneer Press that I previously blogged about.

January 25, 2010

ACM Exhibit Opening Reception FRIDAY

Don't forget to come to the opening reception for The Machine That Changed the World this Friday afternoon (January 29) from 4:00-6:00! It will be held in the Andersen Library atrium and you will have a chance to view the exhibit after hours and chat with CBI staff. Light refreshments will be available. Please email me if you have any questions.

January 14, 2010

The Two Moores/Mooers

An article on the relevance today of Moore's Law and Mooers' Law.

CBI holds the papers of Calvin Mooers - see the finding aid here. Thanks to U of M information literacy librarian Kate Peterson for the story link!

January 8, 2010

The Machine That Changed the World - Opening Monday!

CBI's new exhibit in the Andersen first floor gallery will be opening this coming Monday. Entitled "The Machine That Changed the World: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010," the exhibition chronicles the history of the Association for Computing Machinery and its impact on the computing field. It contains artifacts and materials from the ACM Records and supporting CBI collections. The exhibit is free and will be open to the public from 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, and 9:00-1:00 on Saturday, and it will be open through March 5. Please come on by! Additionally, there will be an opening reception held on Friday, January 29, from 4:00-6:00 in the Andersen atrium, which will also be open to the public.

January 4, 2010

ERA Article in St. Paul Pioneer Press

Happy New Year, readers. A bit of publicity to start off the year on a good foot: CBI and Director Tom Misa figure prominently in a recent article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Engineering Research Associates. The article's author used our ERA Records for background research.