Learn how to operate the world's first fully electronic digital computer in this helpful instructional video
. No, not ENIAC
- the Atanasoff Berry Computer. Here's an operator's manual.
about the reconstruction.
The Red Hill Guide
is an amazingly detailed and well-written compendium of desktop hardware old and new, with a focus on PC and x86 compatibles. Look for your first CPU, hard drive or mainboard.
Twenty years of Macintosh
- a well done retrospect about the Apple Macintosh presented in a series of posters, annotated with excellent topical links for further reading.
Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing (Google video)
A fascinating 30 minute documentary about ARPAnet
- the precursor to today's Internet. (Can you spot the real ubernerd mover and shaker at BBN? Hint: He wears no tie!) (via: all over the place)