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The Computer History Museum

“To mark the reopening, the museum installed a new permanent show called “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.” The exhibit showcases a number of groundbreaking and fascinating moments in nerd history, and offers a visual timeline of the supercomputer.”

Amplify’d from bits.blogs.nytimes.com
Computer History Museum
The wires of one of the 64 processors in the ILLIAC IV supercomputer, which was built in 1975.
Computer History Museum
A display of a collection of computer-themed buttons discussing preferred programming languages and computer platforms.

The Mountain View-based Computer History Museum, which first opened its doors to robots and people in 1996, finally finished a two-year, $19 million renovation and reopened to the public this week.

The photos here show a few images from the show, which follows computing from the “abacus to the smart phone.” Also present during the museum re-opening were computer luminaries, including Steve Wozniak, one of the co-founders of Apple Computer and Al Acorn, inventor of the video game Pong.

Computer History Museum
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, right, speaks with Pong inventor Al Alcorn before the start of an inaugural exhibition tour at The Computer History Museum.
Computer History Museum
Punched cards from different calculating machines.
Computer History Museum
Three magnetic tape units of IBM’s System/360 computer which was first announced by the company in 1964.

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