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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Claude Shannon (1916–2001)

Mathematician and computer pioneer.
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Alan Turing (1910–1954)

Mathematician and pioneer of computer science.
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Today's Artifact
Cromemco Z-2

Cromemco Z-2

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Did You Know?
Proponents of timesharing envisioned a timesharing “utility,” almost like the phone company, which would bring a computer terminal to every home.
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.