Inside the wide facilities there are several thematic areas, we have the area on the history of videogames consoles, the history of the supercomputers, personal computers and the one on computer chess games.
|The versatile, venerable abacus. Perhaps the oldest continuosiy used calcuating tool aside from fingers, the abacus is a masterpiece of power and simplicity. Abacuses were widely use in Asia and Europe for centuries, and remain common today.|
|Herman Hollerith was an American statistician who invented the tabulator or censor machine, based on drilled cards.|
He is considered to be the first programmer, meaning, the first one in achieving the automatic treatment of information.
|During the Great Depression, a new law brought hope and innovation. The data from 26 millions of americans were saved for the Social Security Program in the country in 1930 on cards from IBM.|
|ENIAC on a Chip, University of Pennsylvania, US, 1995. In celebration of ENIAC's 50th Anniversary, the machine was reimplemented using modern integrated circuit technology. The room-sized computer could now fit in the palm of your hand.|
|The UNIVAC I ( Universal Automatic Computer) was the first commercial computer made in The United States.|
It was the first computer made for a non-militar purpose, since 1951.
|The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) was an automated control system for tracking and intercepting enemy bomber aircraft used by NORAD from the late 1950s into the 1980s|
|Dr. C. Walton Lillehei made a pacemaker that had leads attached directly to the outer wall of the heart. Later, in 1958, a battery was added as the power source, making the pacemaker truly portable, which allowed patients to be mobile.|
In the museum web page: www.computerhistory.org, you can appreciate some of the exhibitions on-line.