Sellam Ismail

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Sellam Ismail

Name: Sellam Ismail

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • Operates VintageTech, a consultancy specializing in obsolete computers.
  • Producer of the Vintage Computer Festival.
  • Founding member of the Computer History Museum.
  • Founding member of the Computer History Club.
  • Has collected more than 1,500 computers, 3,500 computer-related books (from as early as 1875), 20,000 magazines, thousands of software programs and manuals, and lots of games and game hardware.

Significant publications

  • Dating of Electronic Hardware for Prior Art Investigations (2012).
  • The Valley of Lost Data: Excavating Hard Drives and Floppy Disks (2001).
  • Finding Vintage Computers - A Primer (2000).
  • The Quipu - Disk Drive of the Ancient Inca (2000).
  • Robust High-Density Computer Telephony Systems With Linux (1997).