Dan Bricklin's History Section|
By Dan Bricklin, co-inventor of Visicalc
Search in Category: Computers: History: Pioneers: Bricklin, Daniel
IBM DB2's 25th Anniversary: Birth Of An Accidental Empire|
Information Week article on relational DBMS history. Discusses IBM internal
politics, and the cooperation between IBM and UC Berkeley researchers.
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- published: Jun 10 2008
Software History Center|
History of the software industry and the stories of its entrepreneurs and software
developers. Includes lengthy software industry who's-who.
Stottler Henke - Artificial Intelligence History|
Brief history of artificial intelligence, especially expert systems
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The Hard Work of Software History|
Paper on the challenges and techniques of preserving software history, by a
Stanford University curator.
Search in Category: Reference: Libraries: Library and Information Science: Associations: North America: United States
- modified: Feb 18 2010
The History of Software Patents|
A history of how software went from unpatentable to patentable.
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Search in Category: Society: Law: Legal Information: Intellectual Property
- published: Oct 30 2008
The Seven Ages of Information Retrieval|
Essay on the history of information retrieval and search technologies, written
before the World Wide Web took off.
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Usenet Software: History and Sources|
Short essay on the development of Usenet architecture.
Search in Category: Computers: Usenet: FAQs
- modified: Feb 15 2010
Official timeline-history of database pioneer Cincom.
Search in Category: Business: Business Services: Customer Management: Data Management
Critical history of the CORBA standard for object request brokers.
PostgreSQL History Document|
Capsule history of POSTGRES-related database management systems.
- published: Dec 01 2004
Historical articles about the enterprise software industry, its companies, and its
- published: Apr 09 2008
Official summary company history of Teradata.
Search in Category: Computers: Companies: Data Warehousing
- published: Jul 13 1979
The Origins of Today's OLAP Products|
History of analytic software products, especially in the 1970s and 1980s, which the
author regards as precursors to modern OLAP.
Search in Category: Computers: Software: Databases: OLAP
- published: Apr 04 2008
Welcome to the Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection|
The Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection is a collection of
historical source materials for companies in the information technology industry.
The project was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is managed by the
Computer History Museum with advisory support from the Charles Babbage Foundation ...
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A business school case study detailing the history of electronic spreadsheet
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Beer and Nappies -- A Data Mining Urban Legend|
Article debunking the beer-and-diapers data mining urban legend.
History of search engine vendor FAST Search & Transfer, and of a predecessor
company founded by an early technical employee.
- published: Jan 01 2008
History of Computing: Software Index|
Taxonomy of many kinds of software, with historical perspective.
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Outliners & Programming|
Dave Winer on the history of some early personal computer software products.
Idiosyncratic history of PowerBuilder and other client/server development tools.
Search in Category: Computers: Programming: Development Tools: Development Environments: PowerBuilder: News and Media
- published: Jun 24 2008
Capsule history of PowerBuilder, with a scan of a product advertisement.
Search in Category: Business: Business Services: Consulting: Mergers and Acquisitions
- published: Feb 03 1993
System R History|
Includes oral history transcripts about System R and SQL. From 1995.
Search in Category: Computers: Software: Databases: Relational: Implementations: Quasi-relational
The Technology and Business of ObjectStore|
Detailed two-part history of Object Design, maker of object-oriented database
management system ObjectStore.
- published: Dec 31 2007
The Vintage Mac Museum|
Screenshots of vintage Macintosh software.
- published: Jan 27 2005
Tincat Group, Inc.— MultiValue Family Tree|
Family tree "poster" and timeline for multivalue (PICK and U2) database
management product lines.
Search in Category: Computers: Software: Databases: Pick: Products and Services
DBMS Magazne Interview - August 1995|
Founder Mitchell Kertzman discusses the history of Powersoft.