Where Do Old Computers Go?

Sometimes old computers don't end up in landfill, they get a place of  honor among other old crocks in places like the Living Computer Museum in downtown Seattle, WA. These are genuinely historic computer, from the 60s and later, and feature names like DEC and Xerox.

Opened rather quietly last fall, the museum hasn‘t attracted much publicity. That may be true in part because it appears that the collection has been intended for Mr. Allen [Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen]  and his more technical friends, as much as the general public. Indeed, the showcase computers, housed in a realistic “machine room,” are systems you probably have never heard of — unless you were a computer hacker in the 1960s or 1970s.


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