The IT History Society feels there is a need to have one place to remember the pioneers who have passed on who have had a major impact in the building of the IT industry. From all over the world, support of this site has been very encouraging
San Francisco (PRWEB) July 31, 2008
The IT History Society (http://www.IThistory.org) announces a new database attached to its website. The database is taking into account pioneers of the industry who have passed on and who made significant contributions to the creation and growth of the IT industry. The Society felt there should be a place to have a permanent remembrance of individuals who have made a difference to the growth and foundation of the industry. The database is located at http://ithistory.org/resources/memoriam.php
"The IT History Society feels there is a need to have one place to remember the pioneers who have passed on who have had a major impact in the building of the IT industry. From all over the world, support of this site has been very encouraging," said Jeffery D. Stein, Chairman of the Board. "It was felt that with many individuals who are not with us anymore that there was no one place to remember the many contributors to our industry. We feel that links from the IT History Society website is the least we should do to recognize these enormous contributions to our industry."
Suggesting or adding a pioneer of the IT industry can be done by sending an email from the link located in the IT History Society website located at the bottom of the page at http://ithistory.org/resources/memoriam.php.
The growing rooster of the IT History Society of nearly 500 members includes the ACM History Committee, Applied Materials, Computer Conservation Society, Deutsches Museum, Hewlett Packard, IBM, INPUT, INTEL, The Internet Archive, Microsoft, the Smithsonian Institution, Symantec, 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.
The IT History Society exists to enhance and expand works concerning the history of Information Technology and demonstrate the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our present and future world.
For more information, please contact Jeffery Stein.