The new Xerox PARC Software Archive at the Computer History Museum #VintageComputing @ComputerHistory
The Xerox PARC archive is now open for folks to explore! With nearly 150,000 unique files, the archive covers an astonishing landscape: programming languages; graphics; printing and typography; and much more.
Thearchive is nearly one hundred fifty thousand unique files of PARC’s groundbreaking work from the 1970s and 1980s. Around four gigabytes of information in the archive covers an astonishing landscape: programming languages; graphics; printing and typography; mathematics; networking; databases; file systems; electronic mail; servers; voice; artificial intelligence; hardware design; integrated circuit design tools and simulators; and additions to the Alto archive.
Read the story about how the files were preserved and obtained by the Computer History Museum here.
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