Anne Fitzpatrick and Mary Croarken, Editors
Because of space considerations in the July-September 2001 issue, we were unable to feature the following items in the Events and Sightings department.
On Friday, 4 May 2001, the American Computer Museum of Bozeman, Montana, held its fifth annual presentation of the George R. Stibitz Computer Pioneer Awards at a ceremony at Montana State University. The award honored three coinventors of the microprocessor: Ted Hoff, Federico Faggin, and Stan Mazor (see Figure 1). The ceremony was part of a busy weekend, in which the three met with students and faculty from Montana State and the local high school. The group also had a personal tour of the museum, led by its director, George Keremedjiev.
Figure 1. Stan Mazor, Ted Hoff, and Federico Faggin (seated) answer questions for Bozeman high school students. George Keremedjiev moderates.
Figure 1. The Elekiteru was the first electrical generator in Japan. (Courtesy of the National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Figure 2. The Breguet ABC Telegraph, first commercially used in 1870. (Courtesy of the National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Figure 3. A Mechanical Television developed by Seitaro Kawaharada. (Courtesy of the National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Figure 4. The Wilbur Machine (this one made in Japan) was used to solve algebraic equations. (Courtesy of the National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Figure 5. The Hitachi Hitac5020 transistorized computer, built in 1964. (Copyright 2001, Information Processing Society of Japan)
Masahiro Maejima and Akihiko Yamada (National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan) and Paul Ceruzzi (National Air and Space Museum) contributed to the Events and Sightings Web extras.