Computer History Museum Home Page
- Located in Mountain View, California, this is the world's largest and most significant history museum for preserving and presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience.
Computer Languages History
- An interesting site devoted to the history of computer languages; contains a neat timeline graphic (1954 to 2008) and further information for specific languages.
- A large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users. It's baffling to see otherwise intelligent people lose their smarts around computers.
ComputerBob - Making Geek-Speak Chic
- A general geek site which contains news, guides, software, reviews, help, PC support, and just plain old fun. "ComputerBob" has switched to using Debian Linux full-time, and his journal documenting his experience ("My Debian Adventure") is a great read.
Directory of Open Access Journals
- The aim of this project is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
- Re-creation of the original ENIAC computer on a a 7.44 by 5.29 sq. mm chip. Interesting links to the ENIAC history are included on the site.
Internet FAQ Archives - Online Education
- An archive of Usenet FAQ postings plus FAQs from other sources. N.B.: There are Linux-related FAQs in the Documents link -http://www.faqs.org/docs/ - but many of them have not been updated in a while.
Jargon File Resources
- Eric Raymond's index of all the Web resources associated with the Jargon File and its print version, The New Hacker's Dictionary. Latest version is 4.4.7, 2003-12-29.
- A site dedicated to preservation and display of vintage computer systems. There are links to old computer ads, other computer collections, vintage computers and parts for sale or trade, and other cool links.
Open Source Hardware 2009 - The Definitive Guide to Open Source Hardware Projects
- This guide contains a treasure trove of open source hardware projects organized into 19 subject areas. Like free software in Linux, these projects make available the source, schematics, firmware, software, list of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files to recreate the hardware. They also allow any use, including commercial.
PLoS - Public Library of Science
- This is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. There are currently 7 online scientific and medical journals available on this site.
- A collaborative encyclopaedia with articles and papers contributed under the GNU FDL.
- A resource site for regular expressions (regexes), including tutorials, specialized tools and utilities for working with regexes, as well as samples, books, and reference tools about regexes.
Science and Technology in the Making (STIM) - MouseSite
- An online resource for exploring the history of human computer interaction beginning with the pioneering work of Douglas Engelbart and his colleagues at Stanford Research Institute in the 1960s. This is an excellent computer history site.
The Degree Confluence Project
- The goal of the project is to organize a sampling of the world by visiting each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections and taking pictures at each location.
The National Museum of Computing
- This museum is based at Bletchley Park in the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to collecting and restoring historic computer systems, and contains the largest collection of functional historic computers (from the 1940's through the 1990's). It also includes a rebuilt Colossus, the world's first electronic programmable computer, which was used by British codebreakers to read encrypted German messages during World War II.
The Tyee -- MakerCulture: Taking Things into Our Own Hands
- A multi-part, multi-media investigation of Maker Culture -- the do-it-yourself movement fast evolving in North America and beyond. The project, directed by Wayne MacPhail, was created by 45 journalism students at the University of Western Ontario and Ryerson University. This resonates with the Linux and open source communities. This series is co-published by The Tyee and Rabble.ca. (2010)
U n i x Power
- A Unix information portal; includes FAQs, beginner information, security, news, and magazines and publications.
- An interesting site devoted to the history of UNIX; contains a timeline graphic for UNIX (1969 to 2006) plus links to UNIX people, UNIX lawsuits, and links for further information on UNIX.
- A good place to find acronyms often used in email, IRC / chat rooms, text messaging, and forums.
Vintage Computer Festival
- An international event that celebrates the history of computing. Website also available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
iFixit: The free repair manual
- A do-it-yourself repair manual for all manner of things including PCs, game consoles, phones, cameras, vehicles, Macs, and household items. On Earth Day (April 22nd), 2010, iFixit opened their guide-creation software to the public, allowing anyone to publish or edit other repair guides. This is a great resource.