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 Jobs (b. 1955)

Co-founder of Apple Computer, creator of the Macintosh.
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The ASR-33 Teletype

The first interface for the Altair was the fax machine of its age.
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Today's Artifact
Computer Notes

Computer Notes

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Did You Know?
The company that built the Altair was named MITS, for Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems. Their first products were beacons and transmitters for model rockets.
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.