Here we present an informal history of the most revolutionary time in technology. From cogs and gears to microchips the development hasn't been smooth. Over the years the industry has attracted strange characters and outlandish solutions to technological problems. No matter what you think of it all the story is far from boring - it's fascinating and it has much to say about the future.
Although we divide our collection into categories the division isn't always perfect. You will find accounts of the machines that they built in the stories of the people who built them and in the same way about the people who built the machines and structured the computer languages in the technology stories and in our accounts of the development of programming itself.