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

Ed Roberts (1941-2010)

Creator of the Altair.
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The PDP-10

Digital Equipment’s influential timesharing computer.
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Today's Artifact
Compaq Portable

Compaq Portable

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Did You Know?
The price tag on IBM’s System/360 was $5 billion, over 20 times the company’s annual profit.
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.