“When Computers Changed the World” is just one of more than 100 videos in the Computer History Museum’s new exhibition: “Revolution: the First 2000 Years of Computing.” In the span of a single lifetime, computers have gone from large, incredibly expensive and rare devices to small, low-cost, ubiquitous tools that we can’t imagine living without. Yet, few people know the history of how this came to be.
Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing is a rich, multimedia exhibition that traces the history of modern computing. It begins with ancient efforts to make math easier and extends through to the modern marvels of hand-held devices and the Web. Revolution tells the stories of computing history in 19 galleries. Each gallery is a themed mini-exhibition that covers a particular aspect of the evolution of computing. Within each gallery is an icon—a distinguished artifact that represents and introduces the topic.
In all, more than 1,100 objects, some rare and one-of-a-kind, are displayed. Revolution immerses visitors in the sights and sounds of the computer revolution through vivid graphics, hands-on displays, period settings, machine demonstrations, and more than 100 video, audio, and touch-screen stations.
See the Revolution Exhibition at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, California. Visitor information can be found at www.computerhistory.org/visit or on Facebook at facebook.com/ComputerHistory and on Twitter @computerhistory. Or visit Revolution Online at www.computerhistory.org/revolution
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