Computer history

Gary Starkweather, who defied his corporate boss to invent the laser printer, a revolutionary development that made it possible to print images and text directly from computer terminals in homes and offices, died Dec. 26 at a hospital in Orlando. He was 81. Read full story here.

Starkweather did an oral history for the Computer History Museum in California. Search for “oral history” to watch videos of their collection.

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum in California, the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, announced today the online posting of the Russian Semiconductor Pioneers oral history series. This series comprises transcripts and videos from the oral histories of seven Russian pioneers in microelectronics and computing technology, including Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Zhores Alferov and Lenin Prize winner Dr. Igor Grekhov. The Museum is pleased to provide public access to the transcripts from these historic interviews on its permanent Collections website. For the full story click here.