Colorado Computer Museum(TM)

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Traveling Exhibit: A Brief History of the Computer

Most of the collection remains in storage, but we have used selected items to create an interactive traveling exhibit, entitled "A Brief History of the Computer," illustrating the development of the electronic digital computer. This exhibit can be deployed at your site by arrangement - please contact us for details! The traveling exhibit has been well-received at schools, trade shows, civic clubs, etc. over the last several years, and can be viewed on a self-guided basis or accompanied by a talk of about 45 minutes duration.

Following are some informal photos of the exhibit deployed in various locations:

Traveling exhibit in trade show mode, occupying a 10' x 10' booth.

Section depicting early electronic digital computers and "big iron" from the 1930s to the 1960s with large photos of the Atanasoff-Berry computer, the ENIAC, and an IBM System/360.

This section illustrates the minicomputer and early micro era with a DEC PDP-8/L CPU, a large photo of a Data General Nova system, and a working Altair 8800b kit microcomputer.

Three running landmark mass-produced microcomputers: an Apple II Plus, an original IBM PC, and an original Mactintosh.

Comparative Technology section, illustrating changes in disk storage, logic, and memory technologies over the years.

Photo of the exhibit as shown at a downtown Loveland, Colorado location.

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