That’s the topic of “From Sputnik to the Silver Line: High Technology in the Dulles Corridor,” a free program sponsored by the Reston Historic Trust on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center-Lake Anne.
The featured speaker will be Paul Ceruzzi, curator of aerospace electronics and computing, at the Smithsonian Institution.
Ceruzzi will detail how the area’s high tech corridor from Tysons to Dulles Airport developed and how this area became a leader in defense contracting, computer innovation, and telecommunications.
Ceruzzi is the author of several books on the history of computing and related topics, including:
- Computing, a Concise History (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012).
- A History of Modern Computing (MIT Press, 1998).
- Reckoners: The Prehistory of The Digital Computer (Greenwood Press, 1983).
Reston Museum programs are presented with support by Reston Community Center
Photo: Sputnik/Credit: Wikipedia Commons
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