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For those on the other side of the atlantic: Computer History Museum.

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Jan 25, 2024, 5:12:29 AMJan 25
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And for those on the other side of the Atlantic, I can recommend this one:

https://computerhistory.org/

Enjoy if you do get the chance!


Scott Lurndal

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Jan 25, 2024, 11:06:23 AMJan 25
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D <nos...@example.net> writes:
>And for those on the other side of the Atlantic, I can recommend this one:
>
>https://computerhistory.org/

And it's in a former SGI building! Check out the replica ABC computer
while you're there, or the working 1401.

John Levine

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Jan 25, 2024, 9:29:15 PMJan 25
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According to D <nos...@example.net>:
>And for those on the other side of the Atlantic, I can recommend this one:
>
>https://computerhistory.org/
>
>Enjoy if you do get the chance!

It's a pretty good museum, but where I live, it's not that much close than Bletchley.

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Kurt Weiske

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Jan 26, 2024, 10:34:55 AMJan 26
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To: scott
-=> scott wrote to alt.folklore.computers <=-

>https://computerhistory.org/

sc> And it's in a former SGI building! Check out the replica ABC computer
sc> while you're there, or the working 1401.

I live not too far from there, it's definitely worth doing the docent
tour. Speaking to a docent who, in our case, worked in the valley in the
1970s was eye-opening to me and my son. He had lots of tales of his
times not just in the industry, but Silicon Valley in its infancy.

The 1401 is exciting to see - I went during the Vintage Computer
festival onsite, and they fired it up and ran a couple of jobs through
it. My son was amazed at how many people it took to run.

They asked for volunteers. The support team, which all seemed to be IBM
customers or field circus engineers back in the day had brought the
system back from a garage. They were hoping to get some kids to
volunteer some time to learn how the systems work and what needs to be
done to maintain them. What a wonderful opportunity to learn from a
generation that built the foundation of what we have now!

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Scott Lurndal

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Jan 26, 2024, 11:06:59 AMJan 26
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"Kurt Weiske" <kurt....@realitycheckbbs.org.remove-xvw-this> writes:
> To: scott
>-=> scott wrote to alt.folklore.computers <=-
>
> >https://computerhistory.org/
>
> sc> And it's in a former SGI building! Check out the replica ABC computer
> sc> while you're there, or the working 1401.
>
> I live not too far from there, it's definitely worth doing the docent
> tour. Speaking to a docent who, in our case, worked in the valley in the
> 1970s was eye-opening to me and my son. He had lots of tales of his
> times not just in the industry, but Silicon Valley in its infancy.
>
> The 1401 is exciting to see - I went during the Vintage Computer
> festival onsite, and they fired it up and ran a couple of jobs through
> it. My son was amazed at how many people it took to run.

That may have been the same VCF I was at. I dropped off a couple
of NCD X-terminals at the swap meet.

Joe Makowiec

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Jan 31, 2024, 7:40:36 PMJan 31
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Late to the game, but it's about 6 miles from the HP garage.

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D

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Feb 1, 2024, 4:48:48 AMFeb 1
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On Thu, 1 Feb 2024, Joe Makowiec wrote:

> On 25 Jan 2024 in alt.folklore.computers, Scott Lurndal wrote:
>
>> D <nos...@example.net> writes:
>>> And for those on the other side of the Atlantic, I can recommend
>>> this one:
>>>
>>> https://computerhistory.org/
>>
>> And it's in a former SGI building! Check out the replica ABC
>> computer while you're there, or the working 1401.
>
> Late to the game, but it's about 6 miles from the HP garage.
>
>
What a shame I didn't know! I would definitely have walked over there for
a photo or two. =(
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