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

Steve Wozniak (b. 1950)

Co-founder of Apple Computer.
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A Mouse Is Born

The preferred pointing device for 40 years.
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Today's Artifact
North Star Horizon

North Star Horizon

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Did You Know?
The first email message was sent between two PDP-10 computers in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson.
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.