[SIGCIS-Members] Nolan Bushnell, a pioneer Silicon Valley ICON, Joins the IT History Society Board

Info @ IT History Society info at ithistory.org
Fri May 4 07:33:56 PDT 2012

San Francisco, CA, May 4, 2012 - Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck
E. Cheese, joins the  <http://www.ithistory.org/> IT History Society's
(www.IThistory.org) board of directors. 


"We are pleased to announce that Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, one of
the very first visionaries of Silicon Valley and a revolutionary icon in
consumer electronics, has joined the IT History Society board as a
director," said Jeffery Stein, Chairman; "Nolan has a unique vision of the
information technology industry and will assist the Society in accomplishing
our goals".


"I am pleased and honored to be associated with the Society in the hopes I
can give back to an industry that has been instrumental in my career and
vision," said Nolan Bushnell who is currently focusing on revamping


The IT History Society with its many new databases is becoming the 'table of
contents' of where the history of information technology is located.  In
addition, the Society wants to encourage information technology companies to
preserve their histories and the accompanying return on investment. 


The Society's membership includes nearly 700 historians and archivists, as
well as institutions such as the Center for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, INTEL, The
Internet Archive, Technology Innovation, Charles Babbage Institute, Computer
History Museum, IEEE History Center, Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists,
McKesson, U.K. National Archive for the History of Computing, ACM History
Committee, FedEx, Agilent, British Library, Applied Materials, Caltech,
Computer Conservation Society, Deutsches Museum, Deltek, Microsoft, MIT, the
Smithsonian Institution, and Symantec.  Membership in the Society is
complimentary due to the generous donations from the computer industry.


The IT History Society supports the collaboration of like-minded
institutions and individuals in expanding the reach of historical and
archival activities while at the same time communicating to the private
sector the value of preserving their history and heritage for future
generations.  The IT History Society continually promotes the value of
preservation of information technology corporate history with its many
databases and acting as a gateway for the location of historical information
as a teaching and research aid for colleges, universities and researchers in
both the public and private sectors.


Another key resource is the IT Honor Roll Database
http://ithistory.org/honor_roll/honor-roll-random.php The Honor Roll
includes individuals who have made a noteworthy contribution to the
information technology industry. The IT History Society Historical Resource
Sites comprises over 1,600 historical information technology sites that are
indexed by the Society for use by educators, students, and researchers.
http://www.ithistory.org/resource_sites/resource-sites.php An added database
is the  hardware database of all information technology hardware ever
manufactured.  The library consists of over 2,000 entries growing by over
100 per day.  The database is located on the web at


About ITHS


The IT History Society exists to enhance and expand works concerning the
history of Information Technology and to demonstrate the value of IT history
for the understanding and improvement of our present and future world.



IT History Society

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Tiburon, CA 94920

(415) 435-2263


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