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-This is an experiment. Here's the story.+This site is a repository of historical information about Stanford's Computer Science Department and Computer Systems Laboratory. For more about the site itself, see [[ComputerForum:About]].
-Some folks in the Computer Science Department wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the department's creation. As part of the celebration, Nils Nilsson created a historical timeline by collecting information from a variety of sources. Suzanne Bigas wanted to include the timeline in the materials distributed at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Computer Forum. She asked Denny Brown to help. Denny suggested putting up this wiki to make it easy to collect and edit contributions, and to provide a way to maintain this and similar historical info about the department. +Some of the history has been added to this site:
 +* [[Timeline]] - originally compiled by Nils Nilsson with extensive help from faculty and staff
-For now, Denny Brown ([[User:Dbrown]]) is the ''de facto'' content manager for the wiki. He has volunteered to configure the site, and set up initial contribution guidelines and policies. (NOTE: Denny is a rookie at wiki configuration and management; he figures this will be an opportunity to learn about what it takes.)+Some of the history is now on other sites:
 +* [[FacultyBooks]] - A list of textbooks written or co-written by the faculty
-Anybody who wants to participate should ... (stopgap: contact Denny [[User:Dbrown]])+* [[FacultyHonors]] A list of honors and awards for the faculty
-Thanks to Miles Davis for installing the software and protecting the site.+* [http://forum.stanford.edu/carolyn/valley_of_hearts “From the Valley of Heart's Delight to the Silicon Valley: A Study of Stanford University's Role in the Transformation,” by Carolyn Tajnai]
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 +* [http://www-db.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum/computers.html Information on early computers at Stanford (compiled by Gio Wiederhold)]
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 +* [http://www-db.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum.html Computer History Exhibits (web page compiled by Gio Wiederhold)]
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 +* For a searchable compilation of companies founded by people affiliated with Stanford, see [http://www.stanford.edu/group/wellspring/ XXX]. According to this website, “In the last several decades, over 1,200 full-time companies were founded by members of the Stanford University community.” Just a few of these are listed in the timeline.
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 +Some of the significant events in the history of Stanford’s Computer Science Department and Computer Systems Laboratory are listed here chronologically.

Revision as of 00:45, 21 March 2006

Welcome to the Stanford Computer Forum Wiki

This site is a repository of historical information about Stanford's Computer Science Department and Computer Systems Laboratory. For more about the site itself, see ComputerForum:About.

Some of the history has been added to this site:

  • Timeline - originally compiled by Nils Nilsson with extensive help from faculty and staff

Some of the history is now on other sites:

  • FacultyBooks - A list of textbooks written or co-written by the faculty
  • For a searchable compilation of companies founded by people affiliated with Stanford, see XXX. According to this website, “In the last several decades, over 1,200 full-time companies were founded by members of the Stanford University community.” Just a few of these are listed in the timeline.



Some of the significant events in the history of Stanford’s Computer Science Department and Computer Systems Laboratory are listed here chronologically.