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Software History Center
History of the software industry and the stories of its entrepreneurs and software developers. Includes lengthy software industry who's-who.
http://www.softwarehistory.org/

Astonishments in the history of version control
Blog post with historical highlights in software version control.
http://www.flourish.org/blog/?p=397

Beer and Nappies -- A Data Mining Urban Legend
Article debunking the beer-and-diapers data mining urban legend.
http://web.onetel.net.uk/~hibou/Beer%20and%20Nappies.html

Borud
History of search engine vendor FAST Search & Transfer, and of a predecessor company founded by an early technical employee.
http://blog.borud.no/2008_01_01_archive.html

Dan Bricklin's History Section
By Dan Bricklin, co-inventor of Visicalc
http://www.bricklin.com/history/intro.htm

DataDirect History
Official company history of the ODBC/JDBC/data connectivity pioneer variously known as Pioneer Software, Q+E Software, and DataDirect.
http://www.datadirect.com/company/history/index.ssp

Enterprise Software History
Capsule histories of application software companies in sectors such as ERP, MRP, and CRM. Wiki format.
http://erphistory.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

History of Computing: Software Index
Taxonomy of many kinds of software, with historical perspective.
http://www.thocp.net/software/software.htm

IBM DB2's 25th Anniversary: Birth Of An Accidental Empire
Information Week article on relational DBMS history. Discusses IBM internal politics, and the cooperation between IBM and UC Berkeley researchers.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/database_apps/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208403005

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection
History of various IT companies, especially enterprise software vendors. Affiliated with the Computer History Museum.
http://corphist.computerhistory.org/corphist/

Lannigan.org
Site with history of several software companies (InSystems, Powersoft, Covalent).
http://www.lannigan.org/insystems.htm

Outliners & Programming
Dave Winer on the history of some early personal computer software products.
http://davewiner.userland.com/outlinersProgramming

PostgreSQL History Document
Capsule history of POSTGRES-related database management systems.
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-advocacy/2004-12/msg00033.php

PowerBuilder History
Idiosyncratic history of PowerBuilder and other client/server development tools.
http://pbdj.sys-con.com/node/124571

Powersoft History
Capsule history of PowerBuilder, with a scan of a product advertisement.
http://www.lannigan.org/powersoft_powerbuilder_history.htm

Software Memories
Historical articles about the enterprise software industry, its companies, and its pioneers.
http://www.softwarememories.com/

Teradata History
Official summary company history of Teradata.
http://www.teradata.com/t/history/

The History of Software Patents
A history of how software went from unpatentable to patentable.
http://www.bitlaw.com/software-patent/history.html

The Seven Ages of Information Retrieval
Essay on the history of information retrieval and search technologies, written before the World Wide Web took off.
http://www.ifla.org/VI/5/op/udtop5/udtop5.htm

Tincat Group, Inc.— MultiValue Family Tree
Family tree "poster" and timeline for multivalue (PICK and U2) database management product lines.
http://www.tincat-group.com/mv/familytree.html

Xconomy: The Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of
Article about the history of Erwise, a Finnish project that anticipated the Mosaic browser.
http://www.xconomy.com/national/2009/03/03/the-greatest-internet-pioneers-you-never-heard-of-the-story-of-erwise-and-four-finns-who-showed-the-way-to-the-web-browser/