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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Steve Wozniak (b. 1950)

Co-founder of Apple Computer.
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Epson HX20

Personal Computer
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Today's Artifact
Apple II

Apple II

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Did You Know?
To promote the use of transistors, Texas Instruments designed the world’s first transistor radio in 1954. It became a hit thanks to a new kind of music: rock and roll.
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.