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Awesome Computer History – Massive Collection of Resources

A curated list of computer history videos, documentaries and related folklore maintained by Thomas Watson.

Table of Contents

Videos

Old recordings

Documentaries

Reflective interviews

Talks & Lectures

Movies

Dramatized versions of real events

Commercials

Audio

Podcasts

Texts

Folklore

Announcements and Memos

Source Code

  • Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (1969) – Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the command and lunar modules
  • C compiler (1972) – The earliest known versions of Dennis Ritchie’s first C compiler (GitHub code mirror)
  • UNIX (1972) – Continuous Unix commit history from 1972 until today
  • MS-DOS (1982, 1983) – Version 1.25 and 2.0
  • Adobe Photoshop (1990) – The first version of Adobe Photoshop (written in Pascal)

Websites

  • First website ever made (1990) – CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research Organisation) website
  • The Amazing FishCam (1994) – The Fishcam was the second live camera on the web and is the oldest camera site still in existence

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