Stanford University Offers Online Mac History Resource

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University is the creator of an ongoing online history project at Stanford "Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley." Assisted by Wendy Marinaccio, Pang has compiled an impressive archive of Macintosh related historical material that provides a historical perspective for all Mac users.

While the organization of the site is extremely effective, a simple visit to the siteis archive reveals that Pang has collected a remarkably complete series of documents and articles from the early years of the Macintosh. Topics covered in depth include the Macintosh Counterculture, Early Macs, the developments that lead to the creation of the original Apple Mouse, Technical Writing, while addressing Marketing.

Scattered throughout the site are nuggets of Macintosh history that take the reader on a wonderful adventure back to the days of the early Mac, when the technology was new, and the original home brew user groups laid the foundation for the individuals who would later come to revolutionize personal computing.