Classic computers endangered!
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 collections of outdated computers and restoring them to working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.
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