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How Charles Bachman Invented the DBMS, a Foundation of Our Digital World
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How Charles Bachman Invented the DBMS, a Foundation of Our Digital World

His 1963 Integrated Data Store set the template for all subsequent database management systems.

Software and Souls; Programs and Packages
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Software and Souls; Programs and Packages

How can historians tell stories about software without focusing solely on the code itself?

Seven Lessons From Bad History
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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.

The IBM PC
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The IBM PC: From Beige Box to Industry Standard

Looking back at three decades of PC platform evolution.
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