Classic computers endangered!

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Fri Oct 2 01:03:22 CDT 2009


On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 05:16:19PM -0400, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> 
> >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	collections of outdated computers and restoring them to working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.
> There are 15(-ish) computer museums just in the U.S.A.

Not to mention the technical museums that does not focus on computers 
but have large collections. For instance a Cray-1 is on exibit in the 
Stockholm technical museum and there is a _very_ nice setup of a Cray-2 
in the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris.

/P



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