computer history museum
In the GoogleBlog, they noted that one of their original server racks can now be found in the Computer History Museum
. I think I knew about this museum, but for some reason thought it was just a bunch of guys with a big garage and a hankering for TRS-80s and Commodore 64s. I'm not exactly sure where I got that idea, but I was absolutely wrong.
The Computer History Museum has a ton of stuff you can see online
in addition to being open to the public. Given the darn thing is just down the street (relatively), and no more than a block away from the movie theatre I go to most often, I really need to visit it. I appreciate museums -- I've been to all the Smithsonians at least once -- although I haven't taken advantage of the ones around here as much as I should (or, at all. Never been to the Tech Museum of Innovation
either, although I drive by it nearly every day. But there's something about the Computer History Museum that speaks to me a bit more than the hands-on science and engineering stuff at the Tech, or pretty pictures/paintings/sculpture/etc at your standard art-related museum. Maybe it's because I've personally owned things that are in the Computer History Museum...the TRS-80, the Commodore 64, etc. Maybe it's because the Enigma machine is just so terribly cool. I don't know. All I know is that I want to visit it!