Classic computers endangered!
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Thu Oct 1 09:57:27 CDT 2009
In article <4AC46593.7000103 at philpem.me.uk>,
Philip Pemberton <classiccmp at philpem.me.uk> writes:
> Murray McCullough wrote:
> > I read an article today in 'New Scientist' entitled 'Innovation: Classic
> > computers on the danger list' with Tom Simonite writing: "Pretty much every
> > adult alive today has seen computers change the world, but we are doing
> > precious little to celebrate the influence of the computers and software
> > that created our society." Indeed! Are we failing to preserve the earliest
> > part of microcomputing history? Will classiccmp.org discuss early ucomputer
> > in 5 yrs., 10 yrs.?
> Here's a link to (what appears to be) the article in question:
Well, this part is just plain uninfomed:
"Science museums around the world have long collected computing
kit. But there are only three institutions actively growing
collections of outdated computers and restoring them to working
order: the UK's National Museum of Computing (NMOC) at Bletchley
Park; the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley; and the Heinz
Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) in Padaborn, Germany."
Only three? I can name a half-dozen more off the top of my head
without even googling.
Speaking of which, I need to visit that museum in Montana before it
gets too cold.
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