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The Computer History Museum Examines Computing’s First 2,000 Years


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Since 1981, Craig Jensen has served as the chairman and president of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation), a software company offering products to improve computer speed, reliability, and efficiency. As a corollary to his professional pursuits, Craig Jensen supports the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

In addition to housing a permanent collection of hardware, software, photographs, documents, and other artifacts related to computing, the Computer History Museum offers a number of rotating exhibits throughout the year. Currently, the museum is presenting several exhibitions, including Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing.

Covering 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, Revolution features 19 galleries, 1,100 artifacts, and a number of multimedia displays that trace the evolution of computers back to the abacus. Highlights of the exhibit include objects showcasing technologies such as ENIGMA, the Apple-1 computer, and Google’s early server engines.

Those who cannot visit the Computer History Museum in person can explore some of the Revolution exhibit online. The museum’s website (www.computerhistory.org) also features information about its other exhibits, which focus on topics such as autonomous vehicles, computer hacking, and IBM.


Computer History Museum Completes Archives Project


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Archives Project
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Passionate about computer programming and Scientology, Craig Jensen divides his time between his software business, Condusiv Technologies, and his many charitable activities. Craig Jensen volunteers with both the Church of Scientology and the Foundation for a Drug Free World. He also supports the work of the Computer History Museum.

After two years of rigorous work, the Computer History Museum has finished its extensive Archives Processing Project (APP). Funded by a 2015 grant for $274,560 from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the APPs task was to process 26 of the museum’s hidden collections, representing a thorough history of the Information Age, from 1921 to 2010.

Consisting of correspondence, laboratory notes, business plans, manuals, and other materials, the archives totaled 1,944 linear feet of material, which took two full-time archivists and nine volunteers to process. Now that the project is complete, the materials will be available to scholars, historians, and the public, representing a significant addition to the knowledge base in the field.

The Computer History Museum’s First Exhibit of 2017

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Since programming his first computer in 1968, Craig Jensen has become the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly, Diskeeper Corporation). In addition, Mr. Jensen supports and donates to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. One of the museum’s upcoming exhibits aims to highlight software and its monumental impact on the world.

Like a love letter to software developers like Jensen, the Make Software: Change the World! exhibition unfolds in January 2017. Make Software will showcase software’s impact on humanity through seven key software developments: car crash simulation, mp3, MRI, Photoshop, text messaging, Wikipedia, and the video game World of Warcraft.

Visitors will learn about the people who developed these technologies, who the technologies have impacted, and how software has changed the world. The interactive exhibit was created for middle school to adult visitors, including families. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a software lab that allows guests to get hands-on experience by actually doing some coding.

The Computer History Museum’s Online Exhibits

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Computer History Museum
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Programmer, entrepreneur, and author Craig Jensen is the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly, Diskeeper Corporation). Mr. Jensen’s profession and personal life are deeply rooted in computers. He contributes to his community by supporting the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Much of what the museum has to offer is available to visitors online at: computerhistory.org/exhibits/online.

The Computer History Museum’s website features a number of online exhibits detailing various aspects of the history of the computer. It explores topics from the abacus to the Internet through text, images, downloadable documents, videos and even software. The Timeline of Computer History exhibit offers a detailed look at many different aspects of computer history such as graphics and games, artificial intelligence, and how computers have affected popular culture.

Some exhibits are designed to complement exhibits actually found in the museum while others are exclusive to the Internet. Certain exhibits provide links to an online forum where you can express your own opinion on the topic, like the Mastering the Game exhibit on computer chess.

Even if you can’t make it to Mountain View, the Computer History Museum’s online offering enables anyone, regardless of location, to walk through the digital annals of computer history. All you need to visit the museum is an Internet connection.

The Computer History Museum Hosted the USDS Team in Its Speaker Series

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Computer History Museum
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A veteran of computer programming, Craig Jensen leads Condusiv Technologies Corporation as chairman and founder. Craig Jensen has a passion for tech both in and outside of work. He is a supporter of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

The Computer History Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year. At the beginning of 2016, it led a speaker series that included visionaries such as Stephen Wolfram, creator of Wolfram Alpha, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. In addition, representatives of the US Digital Service (USDS) educated attendees at a “revolutionaries” event titled, An Evening with the US Digital Service Team.

Founded in 2014, the USDS was established to fix the website healthcare.gov. The organization has since taken the reins to improve government websites and technology infrastructure. Their primary task is to make public websites consumer-friendly, while enhancing government technologies to reduce problems, thus saving taxpayers money.

During the January event, USDS leaders shared their personal experiences joining the team and their impact on redefining government technologies for the benefit of the public. They also discussed recruitment goals, including the hiring of exceptional tech talent to support the nation’s capital.

To learn more about the events occurring at the museum, visit www.computerhistory.org.

Computer History Museum Launches Yearlong Ada Lovelace Exhibit

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Computer History Museum
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An accomplished computer programmer and entrepreneur, Craig Jensen founded Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation) in 1981 and now serves as the company’s chairman. Outside of his activities at Condusiv Technologies, Craig Jensen supports the Computer History Museum, a Mountain View, California, institution that celebrates and preserves the computer’s history through programs and exhibits.

The Computer History Museum recently opened an exhibit entitled Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace, which celebrates the bicentennial birthday of Ada Lovelace, a British mathematician considered one of history’s first computer programmers. Launched as part of the museum’s yearlong celebration of Lovelace, the exhibit features high-quality facsimiles of the mathematician’s papers, including journals, mathematical notes, and letters to other prominent thinkers of her era.

Visitors of the exhibit will have the unique opportunity to view the materials outside of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, which has never before released them publicly. The Computer History Museum will maintain the Ada Lovelace exhibit through December 11, 2016. For more information visit www.computerhistory.org.

Visiting the Computer History Museum

Located two miles from the Mountain View Caltrain Station in downtown Mountain View, California, the Computer History Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying the artifacts and historical legacy of the evolving information age. Visitors to the Museum can see more than 1,000 unique items, watch hundreds of informative videos, and generally learn about the 2,000 years of computing that led up to the Internet-based technologies we rely upon today.

Featuring docent-led tours, demonstrations of antiquated technology, and acclaimed lectures by guest speakers, the Computer History Museum strives to bring the history of computing alive for old and young alike. General admission to the Museum is $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors, and active members of the military. Computer History Museum members and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Barring major holidays, the Computer History Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

About the Author: Craig Jensen is a respected computer programmer and information technology marketplace professional who has been involved with the industry for decades. Best known for developing the Diskeeper line of computer defragmentation software, Mr. Jensen is also an author, a business executive, a photographer, and an inventor who holds a number of US patents and who supports the continuing efforts of the Computer History Museum.

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.