Sites about the history of software and/or of the software industry.
Blog post with historical highlights in software version control.
Article debunking the beer-and-diapers data mining urban legend.
History of search engine vendor FAST Search & Transfer, and of a predecessor company founded by an early technical employee.
By Dan Bricklin, co-inventor of Visicalc
Capsule histories of application software companies in sectors such as ERP, MRP, and CRM. Wiki format.
Taxonomy of many kinds of software, with historical perspective.
Information Week article on relational DBMS history. Discusses IBM internal politics, and the cooperation between IBM and UC Berkeley researchers.
History of various IT companies, especially enterprise software vendors. Affiliated with the Computer History Museum.
Site with history of several software companies (InSystems, Powersoft, Covalent).
Dave Winer on the history of some early personal computer software products.
Capsule history of POSTGRES-related database management systems.
Idiosyncratic history of PowerBuilder and other client/server development tools.
Capsule history of PowerBuilder, with a scan of a product advertisement.
History of the software industry and the stories of its entrepreneurs and software developers. Includes lengthy software industry who's-who.
Historical articles about the enterprise software industry, its companies, and its pioneers.
Includes oral history transcripts about System R and SQL. From 1995.
Official summary company history of Teradata.
A history of how software went from unpatentable to patentable.
Critical history of the CORBA standard for object request brokers.
Essay on the history of information retrieval and search technologies, written before the World Wide Web took off.
Family tree "poster" and timeline for multivalue (PICK and U2) database management product lines.
Article about the history of Erwise, a Finnish project that anticipated the Mosaic browser.
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