The Computer History Museum
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    Silicon Valley is where the digital boom happened. The Computer History Museum was an obvious stop, being (probably) the largest and most important of its kind in the world.

    The exhibits featured everything from log books to modern computers, in a somewhat chronological order.

    The evolution of the mouse:

    Here is a Pixar supercomputer from 1986. They probably used it to render some of their short films back in the days! Pretty nostalgic.

    There is the Apple 1, signed by Steve Wozniak:

    Microsoft was born because of this machine!

    This tape, a BASIC interpreter for the Altair 8800, was a significant milestone in the creation of Microsoft.

    The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) was simply the best gaming console ever made:

    And this was its little portable brother, the Gameboy:

    Some of the first Apple computers:

    I believe this is the original Google server:

    That’s it for the Computer History Museum! Stay tuned for more pictures of California! The next post will feature some of the most unique highway scenery yet!