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Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum Launches Online "Revolution"

Posted by Tom Foremski - March 30, 2011

The Computer History Museum this morning launched "Revolution" an online exhibit featuring images, video, and stories chronicling the development of key computer technologies.

More than 4500 pages are avialable online on a diverse number of topics, from punched cards to the first computer games, such as the "Naughts-and-Crosses machine" (above).

The curators of the museum said that more content will be added and that people involved in key events will be able to add their stories to the archive.

The above picture is from the museum's physical and online collection and shows the prototype of the Apple 1 microcomputer. The machine was donated to the museum by Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder with Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula.

The online exhibit is impressive and well designed, drawing inspiration from other online museum presentations such as those from The Metropolitan and The Getty museum.

About 150,000 people visit the Computer History Museum every year.

Take a look at this online presentation on "The Homebrew Club" - the seminal group of early computer hobbyists which included Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and many other pioneers.

The Homebrew Computer Club - CHM Revolution

Other topics can be seen here: Topics - CHM Revolution


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