[SIGCIS-Members] Help on Coffee and Computing

Kidwell, Peggy kidwellp at si.edu
Tue Jul 21 04:08:38 PDT 2020


I would add to Alana's fine list:

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1867086 (a photograph)
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/NMAH.AC.0324_ref460 (a cartoon - though not much coffee shown)

Best -

Peggy Kidwell
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Hi Jim,

The National Museum of American History has some mugs in the computing collection featuring company names. Some include fun little sayings. See links below for a few examples. I'm not sure I can elaborate on coffee culture though! We are still working remotely but if you have specific questions about any of these or other objects I'd be happy to do whatever digging I can do from afar, for the time being.

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1281495<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Famericanhistory.si.edu%2Fcollections%2Fsearch%2Fobject%2Fnmah_1281495&data=02%7C01%7Ckidwellp%40si.edu%7Cfa6254d427c84c4a6fad08d82ce6870e%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637308715955058625&sdata=2yjToxvJg097T7YaIu%2F3SkDRq6UBv%2BYIWinjh68PGqQ%3D&reserved=0>
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1281135<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Famericanhistory.si.edu%2Fcollections%2Fsearch%2Fobject%2Fnmah_1281135&data=02%7C01%7Ckidwellp%40si.edu%7Cfa6254d427c84c4a6fad08d82ce6870e%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637308715955058625&sdata=LsCiXe%2FDc9dbbydoHCscFyN8iDNTLcnhL96cvFJ4QHU%3D&reserved=0>
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1281136<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Famericanhistory.si.edu%2Fcollections%2Fsearch%2Fobject%2Fnmah_1281136&data=02%7C01%7Ckidwellp%40si.edu%7Cfa6254d427c84c4a6fad08d82ce6870e%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637308715955068616&sdata=rckja4adawNZnJdJu1f10AplLLTq4zBHSuX1lRVuMsY%3D&reserved=0>
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1281137<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Famericanhistory.si.edu%2Fcollections%2Fsearch%2Fobject%2Fnmah_1281137&data=02%7C01%7Ckidwellp%40si.edu%7Cfa6254d427c84c4a6fad08d82ce6870e%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637308715955068616&sdata=if2AKMU52J9PU8oO22NTlBtJJeIDyz%2FYkgwlWyWOtRg%3D&reserved=0>

Be well,
Alana


Alana Staiti (she/her/hers)

Curator of the History of Computers and Information Sciences

National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institution

staitia at si.edu<mailto:staitia at si.edu>

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The IT community of users, programmers, vendors, etc have for decades had a reputation for being extensive consumers of coffee. In some parts of the IT ecosystem, especially among those who work odd hours, such as programmers, computer operators, and vendor field engineers.  I am studying the corporate ephemera of this industry and its cultural attachments, such as coffee cups and what they tell us about computing.  Do any of you have any information, ephemera, or sources and citations on this specific issue of coffee and computing?  I can get many industry folks, such as IBM retirees, to wax eloquently on the subject in their private FB accounts, but that is not enough.  Corporate culture is tough to study.  Thanks in advance for your help.  Jim
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