*** Ideas needed for developing interactive displays....

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Sat Sep 11 20:02:00 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 19:17, Stan Sieler wrote:

> I just got back from Boston (www.noreascon.org), where I happened
> to visit the Museum of Science. On the second floor, they've got
> a history of computers display with a couple of interesting
> interactive displays.
> 1. core memory

The Boston Museum of Unchanging Science! My parents would take me there
when I was in grade school (1965 -- 1970 or so), and they had all those
nifty "high tech" things... the tic-tac-toe relay machine, split open
jet engine, jacob's ladder, the vivisected dog...

We'd go every year or two. Being a relatively poor kid, from a small
town, I didn't know that museums were supposed to occasionally change
their contents.

It seems they haven't changed the displays in 30+ years! What a joke!
Ironically, it makes the "core memory" thing interesting -- but core
wasn't old when they built that display!

Oh what a mess the U.S. is!
Received on Sat Sep 11 2004 - 20:02:00 BST

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