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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Alan Turing (1910–1954)

Mathematician and pioneer of computer science.
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The Tech Model Railroad Club

Hacker culture originated among members of the model railroad club at MIT.
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Today's Artifact
Apple I

Apple I

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Did You Know?
One of the first “file-sharing” controversies occurred in 1975 when someone passed out copies of Microsoft BASIC at a Homebrew Computer Club meeting.
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.