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Digibarn Curator Bruce
Damer's visit to the Smithsonian
On January 9, 2003, DigiBarn Curator Bruce Damer paid a visit to the Information Age exhibit at the Smithsonian Instutition's National Museum of American History (Behring Center) in Washington DC. There is a limited personal computing collection on display, as part of a much larger exhibit on the Information Age.
I have to say
that they did a good job for the space allocated but there is no timeline
nor any real context to the machines shown (surrounding literature is
fairly disconnected from the artifacts). For some reason the Sol-20 is
displayed on the floor under the table holding the Apple-1 and Altair
8800. We hope the Smithsonian can devote more space and care to the topic
of the personal computing revolution in the future.
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