King finds old computers for Paul Allen

Information School doctoral student Ian King was recently featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal. King's job at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle's SoDo district is to track down old mainframes and data processors from the early days of computers so they can be restored or preserved. It's a job that takes him around the world and that allows him to meet some of computing's earliest programmers.

"I'm like a kid in a candy store," said King, who holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the history of information science and the evolution of technology at the iSchool.