Washington Tunnels edit / delete

"Washington sits atop an interconnected layer cake of transportation, utility, and pedestrian tunnels extending three dimensionally beneath city streets. Given their importance to daily life in the nation's capital, it's surprising to find that the full picture of Washington's various tunnels remains unpainted. This project aims to complete that picture." I'm reminded of Joseph Brennan's transit site...

to architecture history transport tunnel us ... on 08 January

The Story of Infocom edit / delete

Written for an MIT module. Some details I hadn't seen before.

to games history if infocom mit retrocomputing zork ... on 04 November 2018

The Golden Age Arcade Historian edit / delete

Along the lines of Jimmy Maher's site, but for arcade games. Sadly no new posts since 2016.

to games history retrocomputing ... on 24 October 2018

Kumbaya: History of an Old Song | Folklife Today edit / delete

"In the mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / Mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / In the mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / Oh, Lord, come by here."

to folk history music song ... on 24 October 2018

Bird Lives edit / delete

Biography of Charlie Parker. I found this while looking for more information about "Jazz at Massey Hall" - there's an excellent article on that concert here.

to charlie-parker history jazz music recording ... on 21 October 2018

Organology of the Queen Mary and Lamont harps edit / delete

"Two harps belonging to the National Museum of Scotland, the 'Queen Mary' and 'Lamont', generally dated to circa the 15th century, are understood to be two of the oldest extant examples, making a study of their construction of particular interest. This dissertation presents the results of a comprehensive study of the construction of these two harps."

to ct folk harp history music xray ... on 29 September 2018

Computer Architecture History / CPU History -- Mark Smotherman edit / delete

"I want to collect here information on historical firsts and on important machines that are relatively unknown and/or are underappreciated." Excellent articles on STRETCH and similar systems.

to architecture history ibm retrocomputing stretch ... on 07 June 2018

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