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Posted on: November 04, 2008 at 10:52PM

After enjoying a few days in San Francisco, take a drive south of the city on either Route 101 or 280 South to the South Bay. Visit the revitalized town of Mountain View, home of many High Tech companies and current home of Google. On Shoreline Blvd, there is the fantastic Computer History Museum, which is housed in a former Silicon Graphics building. Anyone who uses any tehcnology will appreciate all the artifacts. The knowledgable docents lead informative tours and, even most importantly, many of them have been involved in designing some of the hardware and software exhibited there. At present, the musem has one of two working Babbage Difference Engines originally designed as a "computer" in the 1800's, There are demonstrations on the weekends of this unque machine. Although I am not compter scientist or engineer, I found this museum amazing and a fascinating presentation of the technology we all take for granted now. Occasionally, there are guest speakers and events to provide a human face to all these machines. report a problem

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