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Dan Bricklin's History Section
By Dan Bricklin, co-inventor of Visicalc
Search in Category: Computers: History: Pioneers: Bricklin, Daniel
www.bricklin.com/history/intro.htm - cached


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.
Search in Category: Business: Information Technology: News and Media
Search in Category: Business: Management: Management Science: Management Information Systems: Journals
Search in Category: Computers: News and Media: Magazines and E-zines: Magazines
www.informationweek.com/news/software/database_apps/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208403005 - published: Jun 10 2008 - cached


Software History Center
History of the software industry and the stories of its entrepreneurs and software
developers. Includes lengthy software industry who's-who.
www.softwarehistory.org - cached


Stottler Henke - Artificial Intelligence History
Brief history of artificial intelligence, especially expert systems
Search in Category: Computers: Artificial Intelligence: Companies
Search in Category: Computers: Software: Consultants
www.stottlerhenke.com/ai_general/history.htm - cached


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
www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/rbm/backissuesvol2no/lowood.PDF - modified: Feb 18 2010 - cached


The History of Software Patents
A history of how software went from unpatentable to patentable.
Search in Category: Society: Law: Legal Information: Computer and Technology Law: Resources
Search in Category: Society: Law: Legal Information: Intellectual Property
www.bitlaw.com/software-patent/history.html - published: Oct 30 2008 - cached


The Seven Ages of Information Retrieval
Essay on the history of information retrieval and search technologies, written
before the World Wide Web took off.
Search in Category: Reference: Libraries: Library and Information Science: Associations
www.ifla.org/VI/5/op/udtop5/udtop5.htm


Usenet Software: History and Sources
Short essay on the development of Usenet architecture.
Search in Category: Computers: Usenet: FAQs
www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/software/part1 - modified: Feb 15 2010 - cached


Cincom Timeline
Official timeline-history of database pioneer Cincom.
Search in Category: Business: Business Services: Customer Management: Data Management
www.cincom.com/us/eng/cincom/about-cincom/history-culture/industry-first/index.jsp - cached


CORBA history
Critical history of the CORBA standard for object request brokers.
www.acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=396&page=1


PostgreSQL History Document
Capsule history of POSTGRES-related database management systems.
archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-advocacy/2004-12/msg00033.php - published: Dec 01 2004 - cached


Software Memories
Historical articles about the enterprise software industry, its companies, and its
pioneers.
www.softwarememories.com - published: Apr 09 2008 - cached


Teradata History
Official summary company history of Teradata.
Search in Category: Computers: Companies: Data Warehousing
www.teradata.com/t/page/42649 - published: Jul 13 1979 - cached


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
www.olapreport.com/origins.htm - published: Apr 04 2008 - cached


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 ...
Search in Category: Computers: History
Search in Category: Reference: Museums: Science: Technology: Computers
www.computerhistory.org/corphist - cached


 PDF  Visicorp 1978-84
A business school case study detailing the history of electronic spreadsheet
pioneer Visicorp.
Search in Category: Reference: Education: Colleges and Universities: North America: Business
Search in Category: Reference: Education: Colleges and Universities: North America: United States: California: Business Schools
Search in Category: Reference: Education: Colleges and Universities: North America: United States: California: University of California: Los Angeles: Departments and Programs
www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty/dick.rumelt/Docs/Cases/Visicorp.pdf


Beer and Nappies -- A Data Mining Urban Legend
Article debunking the beer-and-diapers data mining urban legend.
web.onetel.net.uk/%7Ehibou/Beer%20and%20Nappies.html - cached


Borud
History of search engine vendor FAST Search & Transfer, and of a predecessor
company founded by an early technical employee.
blog.borud.no/2008_01_01_archive.html - published: Jan 01 2008 - cached


History of Computing: Software Index
Taxonomy of many kinds of software, with historical perspective.
Search in Category: Computers: History
Search in Category: Society: History: Timelines: By Topic
www.thocp.net/software/software.htm - cached


Outliners & Programming
Dave Winer on the history of some early personal computer software products.
davewiner.userland.com/outlinersProgramming


PowerBuilder History
Idiosyncratic history of PowerBuilder and other client/server development tools.
Search in Category: Computers: Programming: Development Tools: Development Environments: PowerBuilder: News and Media
pbdj.sys-con.com/read/124571_1.htm - published: Jun 24 2008 - cached


Powersoft History
Capsule history of PowerBuilder, with a scan of a product advertisement.
Search in Category: Business: Business Services: Consulting: Mergers and Acquisitions
www.lannigan.org/powersoft_powerbuilder_history.htm - published: Feb 03 1993 - cached


System R History
Includes oral history transcripts about System R and SQL. From 1995.
Search in Category: Computers: Software: Databases: Relational: Implementations: Quasi-relational
www.mcjones.org/System_R - cached


The Technology and Business of ObjectStore
Detailed two-part history of Object Design, maker of object-oriented database
management system ObjectStore.
dlweinreb.wo