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

Paul Allen (b. 1953)

Co-founder of Microsoft.
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Revenge of the BIOS

How IBM lost the PC market.
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Today's Artifact
The ASR-33 Teletype

The ASR-33 Teletype

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Did You Know?
Under threat of a lawsuit, IBM offered the CP/M operating system for the PC alongside DOS, but they priced CP/M so high it didn’t sell.
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.