San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
The IT History Society (http://www.IThistory.org) announces an information technology honor roll of living individuals that had made a noteworthy contribution to the information technology industry. The international database is the first of its kind honoring those who have made in their own way a difference in creation of one of the most important industries of our times. The database is located at http://ithistory.org/honor_roll/honor-roll.php.
The initial database will be in the 100s of entries and is expected grow rapidly into the 1000s over the next five years.
“Finally we have in one place a very specific Who’s Who listing of people of the information technology industry that have made an important noteworthy contribution to an industry the changed mankind in the shortest timeframe. The board is pleased to honor these individuals who the world is some way is indebted to their important contributions”, said Jeffery D. Stein, Chairman of the Board.
The growing rooster of the IT History Society, now standing of nearly 600 members, includes Caltech, MIT, the Stanford Silicon Valley Archives, Agilent, 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 to demonstrate the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our present and future world.