San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2010
The IT History Society (http://www.IThistory.org) passes another milestone with a membership exceeding 600 members. 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 demonstrating the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our world.
The IT Honor Roll’s rooster of individuals that are living or deceased who have made an out of the ordinary contribution to the industry has grown to over 450 entries from zero in a period of four months. It is expected that the IT Honor Roll will exceed 1,000 entries by sometime in 2011. The searchable archival database now exceeds to 265 entries.
“Our membership continues to grow and we are seeing an increase in the size of the Society’s archival searchable database, membership, and IT Honor Roll,” said Jeffery D. Stein, Chairman of the Board. “We see this ongoing increase in membership, the Honor Roll and archival database as a validation of our mission to preserve the history of the information technology. The information technology industry has been 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 membership presently includes more than 300 historians and archivists, as well as institutions such as the Center for Technology Innovation, Charles Babbage Institute, Computer History Museum, IEEE History Center, Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists, U.K. National Archive for the History of Computing, ACM History Committee, Agilent, Applied Materials, Caltech, Computer Conservation Society, Deutsches Museum, Hewlett Packard, IBM, INPUT, INTEL, The Internet Archive, Microsoft, the Smithsonian Institution, and Symantec.
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.
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