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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!

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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.

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)


  • Content from Wikipedia - Wikipedia requires that if content from there is re-used, credit must be given. See here for a new template to make doing this easy. Jnc (talk) 20:21, 4 September 2019 (CEST)
  • Documentation category - Category:Documentation has been added, and a link to it added to the Main Page. Anytime you run across a copy of a document hosted here, if it's not tagged with this category tag, please add one to it; thanks! (I know there are quite a few, I'm just too lazy to go search for them!) Jnc (talk) 19:11, 28 December 2018 (CET)
  • Categories upgrade - In an attempt to make the Uncategorized Pages list more useful, a lot of work on categories was just done. See here for details. It's probably worth glancing at the list of categories to see which ones exist now. Jnc (talk) 14:48, 17 December 2018 (CET)
    • The 'stub' and 'semi-stub' categories have gone away, because they mess up the Uncategorized Pages list; the templates will remain, though (and people should keep using them). Jnc (talk) 23:31, 18 December 2018 (CET)

Older news is here.