Vintage Scientific Computing
I'm using this page to track pages related to the intersection of two of my interests: scientific computing and retrocomputing. Together, these interests make a pretty niche topic
Here are some posts on the history of MATLAB from the official MathWorks blog:
MultiMATLAB - Interesting for the large number of MATLAB to C compilers it cites.
The introduction to SPSS: statistical package for the social sciences (ISBN: 0070465312) has a lot of historical context for the development of SPSS