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Description: The Computer History Museum presents and preserves for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. Exhibits include histories of the Internet and of computer chess; and a working model of the Babbage Engine, first undertaken by that mathematician in 1821 after he found error upon error in astronomical tables calculated by hand. From This Day in History, click to learn about watershed computing events that took place by week and month. Search the museum's collection of hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, software and documents of computer history. Collections include an archive of documents, photos, movies and oral histories relating to the history of computer chess from 1945 to 1997; and another archive of transcripts of oral history interviews and panel discussions with key pioneers and contributors to the information age.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Museums
Math Topics: History and Biography, Computer Science

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