GenBank at 25 Celebration at NIH

The GenBank database is turning 25 this year and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) will be holding a major celebration on April 7-8, 2008. The mood of the event seems to be quite triumphal. Speakers include J. Craig Venter, Sydney Brenner, Francis Collins, and Elias Zerhouni. The event is open to all but registration is required. See:
http://www.tech-res.com/GenBank25/.

Commodore 64 turns 25

To mark a quarter-century of C64 history, CNN.com has posted "Commodore 64 still loved after all these years" as its headline story (12/07/2007). The article also mentions the Computer History Museum's celebration of the anniversary, which will be held on 12/10/2007.

Encyclopedia of American Technology (ABC-CLIO) is looking for entries

ABC-CLIO has circulated a few messages asking for contributors to its upcoming Encyclopedia of American Technology, edited by Dr. Ed Pershey of the Western Reserve Historical Society. I've posted their H-SCI-MED-TECH call for entries below.

Subject: Encyclopedia of American Technology
From: "Steven Danver"
Date: Wed, November 14, 2007 7:28 pm
(Distributed on H-SCI-MED-TECH on 11/14/2007)

Charles Babbage Institute Fall 2007 Newsletter is up

The newest edition of the CBI Newsletter has been published at http://www.cbi.umn.edu/newsletter.html. Check it out!

Arthur Norberg Travel Fund Launched

Charles Babbage Institute launches "Arthur Norberg Travel Fund"

The Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the launch of the Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund. This new fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute. This year, we are able to award two $750 grants.

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