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2011/08/12 Visit of the Computer History Museum 12 years later
π 2011-08-12 01:01 in Sciencemuseums
In May 1999, Dave Babcock, back when we were at SGI, was nice enough to give me a private tour of the computer history pieces other volunteers and he were able to gathered, and that were stored at Moffett/NASA back then. I had a crappy camera back in that day, but still got some pictures which are fun to see for posterity (in picture link at the bottom of this post).

Throughout the years, that collection moved to visible storage in the Computer History Museum, and through the help of many volunteers, eventually turned into the current Revolution exposition that has now been available for display for almost a year. I use the opportunity that my dad was visiting to take a good tour of it with him. Obviously it's an impressive improvement from where it was 12 years ago.

It's impossible to give it justice in just a few pictures, but if you're interested in the field, hopefully those few will wet your appetite until you can go yourself.



eh, I had one of those intel bunnies and most of those CPUs too
eh, I had one of those intel bunnies and most of those CPUs too

the real first micro computer, which was french, was the micral not the altair
the real first micro computer, which was french, was the micral not the altair

plenty of european micro computers, including the Amstrad CPC 464 we used to have
plenty of european micro computers, including the Amstrad CPC 464 we used to have

They missing the MO5, but they had the TO7
They missing the MO5, but they had the TO7

I had a NeXT cube for a while
I had a NeXT cube for a while

Ok, I never had a PDP-1 :)
Ok, I never had a PDP-1 :)


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