Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Computer History Museum By Craig Jensen

Located in Mountain View, California, the Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying artifacts and technologies of the information age. Officially established in 1999, the museum stores one of the largest collections of computer relics in the world, including hardware, software, photographs, moving images, and documents.

The museum offers access to many of its exhibits online and even provides some Internet-only exhibits. However, many exhibits are only available at the museum itself. The most recent exhibit, Revolution, premiered in 2011. Revolution gives visitors a chance to learn about the first 2,000 years of computing through 19 alcoves, each covering a different aspect of computing. Additionally, the museum provides access to education programs, including classes, discussions, and events. The majority of these programs are free to the public.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.computerhistory.org to plan your visit.

About the Author:
Computer programmer Craig Jensen launched one of the most successful software companies in the world, Condusiv Technologies Corporation. He advocates for the Computer History Museum and is a contributor as well.

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Camera Phone Standardization By Craig Jensen

Consisting of members from across the world, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) serves as the world’s largest professional organization for those involved in technology. Since its creation in 1884, IEEE has remained at the forefront of technological developments. In May 2012, the group began to devote attention to camera phone standardization.

Although many smartphones boast about the quality of their pictures, many users have recognized that different phones with allegedly the same capabilities can produce significantly different results. Following the International Imaging Industry Association’s report on these issues, IEEE developed the Draft Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality. The document represents IEEE’s first step in promoting the standardization of the data and metrics used to describe the abilities of camera phones. If it is adopted, consumers and retailers will be better able to understand this feature on their mobile devices.

About the Author:

A member of IEEE, Craig Jensen has served as founder and Chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation) and its multinational affiliates for more than three decades.