About the STARTUP Gallery
STARTUP is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the microcomputer - the little machine that revolutionized the way we live, work and play. The gallery features one-of-a-kind artifacts, video and interactive displays, including “Rise of the Machines” - an immersive multimedia theater experience.
In the STARTUP Gallery
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John von Neumann (1903–1957)

Mathematician and computer pioneer.
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Computer Notes

Computer Notes, published from 1975-1978, was commonly referred to as the Altair newsletter.
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Today's Artifact
Apple I

Apple I

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Did You Know?
IBM introduced a personal computer in 1975, the same year as the Altair and six years before the IBM PC, but it was too expensive and didn’t find a market.
STARTUP: Albuquerque and the Personal Computer Revolution was conceived and generously funded
by Paul G. Allen and Jo Allen Patton. Additional support for the gallery was provided by the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.