IT History Society Membership Continue to Grow

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The IT History Society membership grows beyond 350 members.

We see this increase in membership as a validation that our mission is to preserve the history of the information technology. This technology has had and continues to be a shaping force on the modern world, and understanding its past will help us to improve its present and future uses.

The IT History Society (http://www.IThistory.org) has grown to more than 350 members since the announcement of its redirection in Washington DC at its launch on October 21, 2007. The IT History Society, formerly known as the Charles Babbage Foundation, was created with the goal of enhancing and expanding works concerning the history of Information Technology, and to demonstrating the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our world.

"We are pleased with the reception from the information technology sector," said Jeffery D. Stein, Chairman of the Board. "We see this increase in membership as a validation that our mission is to preserve the history of the information technology. This technology has had and continues to be a shaping force on the modern world, and understanding its past will help us to improve its present and future uses."

Some of the added members to the growing rooster of the IT History Society are ACM History Committee, Applied Materials, Computer Conservation Society, Deutsches Museum, Hewlett Packard, IBM, INPUT, INTEL, The Internet Archive, Microsoft, the Smithsonian Institution, and Symantec are among a few.

Early members include more than 130 historians and archivists, as well as institutions including the Center for Technology Innovation, Charles Babbage Institute, Computer History Museum, IEEE History Center, Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists, and the U.K. National Archive for the History of Computing.

The IT History Society assists in the collaboration of like-minded institutions and individuals to expand the reach of historical and archival activities while at the same time communicating to the private sector the value of preserving their history and heritage for generations to come.

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The IT History Society exists to enhance and expand works concerning the history of Information Technology and to demonstrate the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our present and future world.

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