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

John von Neumann (1903–1957)

Mathematician and computer pioneer.
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Life at MITS between 1975 and 1977 was hectic and exciting.
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Today's Artifact
Compaq Portable

Compaq Portable

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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.