Wikipedia:WikiProject Computing/Early computers task force

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Some Wikipedians have formed a task force to better organize information in articles related to early computers (for which purpose early computers are loosely described as anything before those using integrated circuits). This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this task force will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.


This task force is a place to co-ordinate work on the numerous Wikipedia pages about early computers.



We are starting with a very limited list of goals; however, free free to add more (after discussion on the Talk: page, of course).

  • To standardize classification of early computers into several different Categories. See /Generations for a draft article on the stages of early computer development.


This user is a member of the Early computers task force.

Project Articles[edit]

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See also[edit]

Information sources[edit]


The list got rather long, and has been moved to /Books.

External links[edit]

  • The single most important source is probably the Annals of the History of Computing series; there is an online index of the issues here, but the articles themselves are only free to IEEE members, etc.
  • The Charles Babbage Institute has a massive collection of oral histories of computer pioneers online; the complete list is rather lengthy.
  • List of books about Soviet computers [1] on the Kiev Museum server.