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CHM Revolution Tour

CHM Revolution Tour

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31 tour stops

1

Calculators: Abacus

Abacus, 500 AD

2 min
2

Calculators: Antikythera

Antikythera, 0 AD

2 min
3

Punch Cards: Hollerith

Hollerith Electric Tabulating System, 1890

2 min
4

Analog Computers: Nordsieck

Nordsieck Differential Analyzer, 1956

2 min
5

Birth of the Computer: ENIAC

ENIAC, 1946

2 min
6

Early Computer Companies: UNIVAC

UNIVAC, 1951

3 min
7

Real Time Computing: SAGE

SAGE, 1958

2 min
8

Real Time Computing: Norden Bombsight

Norden Bombsight, 1945

2 min
9

Mainframes: IBM 360

IBM 360, 1964

2 min
10

Memory & Storage: RAMAC

RAMAC, 1956

2 min
11

Memory & Storage: Core Memory

Magnetic Core Memory, 1953

3 min
12

Supercomputers: Cray-1

Cray-1, 1976

2 min
13

Minicomputers: PDP-8

DEC PDP-8, 1965

2 min
14

Minicomputers: Kitchen Computer

Kitchen Computer, 1969

2 min
15

Digital Logic: Moore's Law

Moore’s Law, 1965

2 min
16

Digital Logic: Walker's Wagon Wheel

Walker’s Wagon Wheel, ca. 1965

3 min
17

Artificial Intelligence: Shakey

Shakey the robot, 1969

2 min
18

Computer Graphics, Music & Art: Utah Teapot

Utah Teapot, ca. 1974

2 min
19

Computer Graphics, Music & Art: Pixar Computer

Pixar Image Computer, 1986

2 min
20

Input & Output: Xerox Alto

Xerox Alto, 1973

3 min
21

Input & Output: Engelbart Mouse

Prototype Mouse, ca. 1964

2 min
22

Computer Games: Pong

Pong Prototype, 1972

2 min
23

Computer Games: Brown Box

Brown Box, 1966

2 min
24

Personal Computers: Apple I

Apple 1, 1976

2 min
25

Personal Computers: Apple II

Apple II, 1977

2 min
26

Personal Computers: IBM PC

IBM PC, 1981

2 min
27

Mobile Computing: PalmPilot

PalmPilot, 1996

2 min
28

Mobile Computing: Behemoth

BEHEMOTH, 1983-1991

2 min
29

Networking & the Web: Google Server Engine

Google Server Assembly, 1999

2 min
30

Networking & the Web: IMP

IMP, ca. 1965

3 min
31

Networking & the Web: Minitel

Minitel, 1981

2 min

Overview

“Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing” chronicles the evolution and impact of modern computing from the abacus to the smartphone. This tour features 31 of the most important artifacts and stories from the exhibition’s more than 1,000 unique artifacts. “Revolution” is for everyone. It’s for people who love cool museums and history. It’s for people who want to understand the technological world we all live in. Join us to experience the amazing stories of the people, machines, programs, and companies of the Digital Age.

The tour features museum staff and volunteers and is narrated by NPR correspondent Laura Sydell. Content created by Earprint Productions.

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