Computer History Museum is one of the highlight when you do tech tour in Silicon Valley. You learn about the past and the future in this museum which was opened in 1996 at Mountain View, California.
You will see a lot of artifacts of the past and if you live long enough, you will discover familiar computers that was around in 80’s, 90’s and how it has evolved.
It is pretty amazing to find out how ancient people keep their information by using rope knot called Quipu. These days we have RAM to help us store data.
A quipu, or knot-record was a method used by the Incas/South American Indians and other ancient Andean cultures to keep records and communicate information.
There are few video rooms running all the time, you may like to take a seat and listen to the story.
You could also experience nostalgia as you walk through the large collection of artifacts. Do you own any of these? If yes, keep it as antique.
I wish to have this cute Noogle’s Hat with a propeller at the top, also a display in museum.
- Googler – Google employee
- Noogler – Intern or new employee
- Xoogler – Ex-Google employee
There is also a hands on corner for both adults & children. I notice many Chinese & Indian families, believe to be local here, brought their children to explore the computer museum.
Exploring Google Map!
Waymo is auto self drive car that is going to be a hit in the near future. Imaging you don’t have to drive and the car will bring you to the destination you set for. Waymo is a subsidiary of Google.
Visitors are allowed to get in the Waymo and try out the ride the auto seldrive car. Pretty cool.
Final thoughts :
This place is pretty interesting to visit even for people like me, not a tech geek. I spent about 2 hours exploring the big museum, gone to the past and back to future. You will see how technologies changes our life through, healthcare, workforce and other daily activities. The most fun part is you get to sit in the auto self driving car -Waymo!