Visible Storage @ Computer History Museum
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Fri Nov 10 16:16:14 CST 2006
I flew to San Jose to see The Who in concert (excellent show, btw, I
recommend catching them if you can) and had a few hours to kill before
So I went down to the CHM to check out the Visible Storage exhibit.
Lots of great stuff! There is something about that distinctive smell
you get when you walk into a room full of old electronics that is
I want to extend a personal thanks to Al Kossow who met me in the
lobby and showed me a few 'behind the scenes' areas: his software
library storage, the lab where he does restoration work on old tapes,
the restoration lab where a crew is currently restoring some old
equipment (IBM? SDS? I can't remember) and the big warehouse storage
area where they have lots of goodies awaiting restoration and display.
I got to see an Evans & Sutherland Picture System II in the flesh for
the first time there :-).
Definately recommended if you haven't been out there before.
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