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New Meeting: Guided Tour - Compute History Museum Plus Demos

From: James C.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:44 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Silicon Valley Transhumanist Association Meetup Group!

What: Guided Tour - Compute History Museum Plus Demos

When: Saturday, June 21, 11:30 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: Since it's summer and good weather, I'm keeping with the field trip theme for another month.

The Computer History Museum was formally established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. It is home to one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents and software.

I am pleased that the Museum has agreed to give us a guided tour of several exhibits starting at 11:30 AM on Saturday morning, June 21st. The tour will be brief (20-30 mins) and we'll have time to look around at other exhibits before the 1:00 PM demonstration of the Babbage Engine. We can also individually sign up (when we get there) for tours of the Digital Equipment Corporation's 1959 Computer, known as "PDP-1." The room in which this machine is being restored and operated is small, which is why they require a separate signup.

According to the Education Outreach staffer, there is food available onsite, and we can socialize over a late lunch or snacks, if members are interested. There is no admission price to the Museum, although they welcome donations.

Hope to see you there!

James Clement

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