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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Ed Roberts (1941-2010)

Creator of the Altair.
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Timesharing

Interactive computing, ’60s style.
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Today's Artifact
Commodore 64

Commodore 64

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Did You Know?
John von Neumann’s “First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC,” popularized the term “computer memory,” which quickly replaced the older term, “storage.”
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.