I have an ongoing interest in the design history of personal computing and our relationship with computing technology. I am not so concerned with the actual technology of computing, but more about the changing physical design of computers over time, and how this relates to the way we perceive and relate to computers as social and cultural artefacts.

The computer that most people relate to the typical office computer or PC is so pervasive in our everyday lives that we barely give it a second thought. Yet, as this artefact has changed from a room-sized behemoth to a desktop companion, it has been instrumental in changing the way we work and live our everyday lives.

As computers have now become commonplace in the home, and become more portable and even hand-sized, the relationship we have with computing technology continues to develop. My articles on the history of computing are an attempt to trace this relationship.

The Design History of Computers