[svlug] [OT] Computer History Museum Notice

Margaret Wendall mwendall at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 15 14:59:47 PST 2003


I think there are presentations on this list that some of our members might 
want to attend.
Margaret Wendall

Tuesday, January 21, 2003
U.S. Premiere of the new documentary film "To Dream Tomorrow"
directed by Jo Francis and John Fuegi. The story of
Ada Byron Lovelace and her work with Charles Babbage
on the quest to build the first computer
6:00 PM. Reception (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE)
7:00 PM Film and Q&A session with the directors afterward
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Lausen Mall,
Stanford University
FREE to the public. NO reservations required.
ABSTRACT
In 1843, Ada Byron Lovelace moved beyond her illustrious
predecessors Leibnitz and Pascal, and even her brilliant contemporary,
Charles Babbage, to describe universal computing much as we
understand it today. World authority on early computing devices,
Doron Swade of the London Science Museum states in "To Dream Tomorrow":
"Ada saw something that Babbage in some sense failed to see. In Babbage's
world his engines were bound by number. What Ada Lovelace saw was that
numbers could represent entities other than quantity."
With the aid of Ada's descendant, the Earl of Lytton, the directors have
done a fresh and comprehensive reading of Lovelace and Babbage material at
Oxford's Bodleian Library, the Woking History Center, the British Library
and in private collections. The film was shot at some of the most
dazzlingly beautiful locations in England.
SPONSORS:
- Computer History Museum
- Stanford University
- Department of Communication
- Institute for Research on Women and Gender
- Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering
- Women in Computer Science
- Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
EVENT URL: For directions and more information go to
http://www.computerhistory.org/events/lectures/ada_01212003/

Thursday, January 23, 2003
An SDForum series lecture on the Future of Software Development
CO-HOSTED by the COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
"The Road Not Taken"
RICHARD P. GABRIEL, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems
6:30-7:00pm Registration/Networking
7:00-9:00pm Program
PARC, Pake Auditorium
3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Cost: $15 SDForum members, Computer History Museum
members and other co-sponsoring organization members
$20 Non-members* /$25 Non-members* at the door
* Non-members will receive a coupon for free admission
($15 value) to an SDForum Special Interest Group.
EVENT URL: http://www.sdforum.com/p/calEvent.asp?CID=975

FEBRUARY
Monday, February 10, 2003
CHRIS DATE, HERB EDELSTEIN, BOB EPSTEIN, KEN JACOBS, PAT SELINGER,
ROGER SIPPL AND MICHAEL STONEBRAKER, WITH MODERATOR GEORGE SCHUSSEL
"How Databases Changed the World"
7:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moffett Training and Conference Center, Bldg. 3
Moffett Field, CA
EVENT URL: http://www.computerhistory.org/database_02102003

MARCH
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Title TBD
JUDY ESTRIN
EVENT URL: Watch for more information at
http://www.computerhistory.org/events/latest/

APRIL
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
"The Origins and Impact of VisiCalc"
DAN BRICKLIN, BOB FRANKSTON AND MITCH KAPOR WITH
CHARLES SIMONYI
EVENT URL: Watch for more information at
http://www.computerhistory.org/events/latest/

EVENT URL: Watch for more information at
http://www.computerhistory.org/events/latest/
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View , CA 94043
(650) 810-1027 Phone
(650) 810-1010 Main Line
(650) 810-1055 Fax
URL: http://www.computerhistory.org/
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