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A tour of the Personal Computer Museum. One of the largest interactive computer museums in North America (Article by Kirkwood Rietveld)

Situated an hour from the city of Toronto, and two hours from the Detroit/Windsor border lays a very unique museum designated to the history of personal computing. The Personal Computer Museum located at 13 Alma St, Brantford, Ontario Canada is home to an interactive display of over 50 functioning computers, with over 1000 total in storage, over 25,000 pieces of…

Neverending Quest for "Firsts"

The Computer History Museum blog has a lengthy article by Hansen Hsu entitled “The Neverending Quest for ‘Firsts’” in which he discusses what it really means to be the “first” computer. “What ‘first’ means depends on precise definitions of fuzzy concepts.”– Computer History Museum Board Chair Len Shustek It’s a great article that also delves into history’s habit of failing…

Amiga Computing at the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum has published an article reviewing and wrapping up all the activities for the 30th Anniversary of the Amiga. Written by Adam P. Spring, the article tells a bit of the history of the Amiga, talks about the Viva Amiga documentary, which had its first showing at the Computer History Museum on July 25th-26th. For those who…

Amiga 30th Anniversary in California – Event Photos and Videos now Available

The Amiga 30th Anniversary at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California happened last weekend (on July 25th and 26th), and if you, like many of us, couldn’t be present, the Amiga.org user ‘eliyahu’ has posted links of some photos and videos of the event, gathered from different sources. You can get all the links following the forum post…

'Viva Amiga' Documentary announce the world's first public screening at the Computer History Museum

The documentary ‘Viva Amiga’ was crowdfunded back in 2011 and it’s been in production since then. If you are, like us, looking forward to watch it, here is a great opportunity to be one of the first to enjoy it. The Viva Amiga Team and the organizers of the US Amiga 30th anniversary event are pleased to announce the world’s…

Ron Nicholson and Joe Decuir Attending Amiga 30th Anniversary Event at the Computer History Museum

Ron Nicholson and Joe Decuir, engineers that designed Amiga’s custom chipset “Lorraine”, will be attending on the next 25th & 26th of July the Amiga 30th anniversary at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Ron and Joe will be presenting for the first time their work on the Amiga Lorraine chip set, while working with Jay Miner, the…

Confessions of a tech nerd: Why I buy vintage

I’ve just found this link posted on Apple II Enthusiasts Facebook group, where Christopher Phin writes about his passion to buy vintage computers (mostly Apple in his case). It is a very entertaining and light reading, and at least for me, it reflects very precisely what I feel about vintage computers. The author said his in his 30’s which explains…

Computer History Museum in California Will Also Have Amiga 30th Anniversary Event

If Amsterdam was too far for your budget, maybe Mountain View, CA is more affordable! The Computer History Museum will hold on next July 25th & 26th an event to celebrate the 30 years of the Commodore Amiga. Additional details of the event will be unveiled in the upcoming months. If you are interested in attending, exhibiting or volunteering, please…

Computer History Museum Will Have Amiga 30th Anniversary Event

The Computer History Museum will hold on next July 25th & 26th an event to celebrate the 30 years of the Commodore Amiga. Additional details of the event will be unveiled in the upcoming months. If you are interested in attending, exhibiting or volunteering, please feel free to contact the Museum via email contact@amiga30.com, and also check the website below…