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This is the Computer History Wiki, a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can join in order to edit. (Due to past problems with spam, anonymous editing and automatic account creation have had to be disabled.)

Currently, we've got 1,569 articles!

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Introduction by the Administrators

This wiki is an experiment to create a means for knowledgeable people to enter their information into some kind of a knowledge base. This is however, not the relatively formalized tone and style imposed by Wikipedia. Sentences starting with "I seem to recall" are perfectly welcome here - and articles do not have to be in the descriptive, encyclopedic style Wikipedia enforces. On the contrary, it is preferred that many of the articles be references, guides, helpful hints, suggestions, tutorials and so on.

If you have any information you want to contribute to this wiki, please, contribute it. We'd much rather remove or modify a dozen potentially unsuited submissions than miss out on a single good one. We hope this wiki grows into a useful resource for everyone interested in classic computing, no matter what their level of knowledge may be; it is meant to be all-encompassing. -- Tore & Lucky 16:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)

Getting an account

As noted above, due to past problems with spam, you need an account to edit. Tore, who handles requests for accounts filed via the system, is often busy, but I too am happy to create accounts - just email me (jnc at alum dot mit dot edu). Please let me know what account name you'd like, and what email address to associate with it, and I'll try and get right to it. The system will send you an email with a temporary password; if you don't see it, and I have sent you an acknowledgement, check your spam-traps: we've had issues with that. Jnc (talk) 15:33, 22 October 2017 (CEST)

Wanted Pages

If you're not sure what to add, the Wanted pages page is always a good place to start! Right at the moment, two Apple II pages, and a Windows page, are top of the list. So if you have any expertise there, please weigh in! Jnc (talk) 21:44, 2 August 2017 (CEST)


  • Major version update - Mediawiki has been updated to latest release. If there are any problems that should appear, please let me know. -- Tore (talk) 16:13, 15 April 2018 (CEST)
  • Category work - As a result of an observation about Web crawlers being able to find all our content pages, I've started a major campaign to improve categories, make sure all articles are tagged, etc. I have some queries; see here (the best place I could think of to discuss them, since we've had similar discussions there before). Jnc (talk) 00:40, 11 June 2018 (CEST)

Older news is here.