Main Page

From Computer History Wiki
Revision as of 10:02, 18 July 2009 by Lucky (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the computer history wiki!

This is the Computer History Wiki, a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can edit. Currently, we've got 1,697 articles!

SystemsPeripheralsSoftwareManufacturersOperating SystemsNetworkingTutorialsHelp

For an introduction to MediaWiki syntax and CHW conventions, please see Help.

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.

This English wiki stems from frustration Tore Sinding Bekkedal experienced with adding information to the Norwegian Computer History Society wiki when he realized that his content would only be accessible to those who understood Norwegian.

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 knowedge may be. We realize that there are more specific wikis for Commodore and Amiga and so on, but this is a general wiki for everything related to historical computing; it is meant to be all encompassing.

The current URL is temporary as this is an experiment to see if people will actually make edits and find it useful. If it "catches on" as we suspect it will, Tore will of course register a domain with an appropriate name. The threshold for "catches on" is quite low - as a worst case scenario, this becomes a one-user Content Management System -- Tore & Lucky 16:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)


  • Although the site has been neglected at times, and our two year anniversary went unmarked, we're still around! Toresbe has made user registration mandatory to deal with the large amount of spam we've been receiving. New templates have been created and more navigation boxes, articles on peripherals and systems have been added too. Keep up the good work everyone, I'm especially proud of the tutorials we now have for SIMH! :) -- Lucky 18 July 2009