Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Computer History Museum ~ Celebration of Computing History

Beautiful painting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain view



The Computer History Museum was established in 1996 in Mountain view, California. The Computer History Museum is home to the largest and most significant collection of computing artifacts in the world. It is the world's leading institution, exploring the history of computing, and its continuing impact on society.

It is the world's foremost centre for research, information and education on the history of computing.The collection comprises nearly 90,000 objects, photographs, films, 4,000 feet of catalogued documentation and several hundreds gigabytes of software. It houses wide variety of information, and plays a unique role in the history of computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience .

The Computer History Museum is located in a perfect and right place in the Silicon Valley with a beautiful view. The Computer History Museum owns iPad and monitors social media spaces such as Twitter and Facebook. The museum's major new 25,000 square foot rich multi media exhibition "Revolution ~ The First 2000 Years of Computing" was opened to the public on 13th of January 2011. The exhibition traces the history of modern computing from the abacus to the smart phone.

Silicon Valley is generally considered to have been the centre of the dot ~ com ~ bubble which started from the mid 1990s. It is opened to the public from June 2003.The Computer History Museum continues to be a popular spot for the high ~ tech people who are driven by the information technology and its unbelievable innovations.

The Computer History Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the stories and artifacts of the information age

Silicon valley continues to be the leading hub for high ~ tech innovation and development
It is believed that this Internet Timeline begins in 1962, before the word internet is invented according to the Computer History Museum
Mastering the Game ~ History of Computer Chess
The Computer History Museum is a go ~ to place for technology
Demonstration to the visitors
The first disk drive is on display

In1840, the brilliant but irascible Victorian scientist Charles Babbage contemplated an error filled book of navigation tables and famously exclaimed, "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam!". Babbage designed his Difference Engine to calculate without errors and then astoundingly designed the Analytical Engine ~ a completely programmable computer that we would recognise as it today. Charles Babbage's Difference Engine is considered by the Science Museum

The Babbage Engine
"The story of computing and computing history is important to tell for people who may be curious how that smart phone that they're addicted to or that computer on their desk came to be" John Hollar, President and Chief Executive of the Computer History Museum was quoted by the New York Times recently
Preserving the history of computing helps to create the future
The Two Steves ~ Steven Paul Jobs and Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak
BEHEMOTH ~ Big Electronic Human Energised machine = 1983 ~ 1991


By 1992, when this timeline ends the internet has one million hosts according to the Computer History Museum

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