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 BESM and CDC 6600 in London's Science Museum 
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Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:54 pm
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This walkaround experience of the Science Museum might be of interest: I've started you off in front of the Soviet BESM machine - round the back of it is a CDC 6600. There's a bunch of micros in a display to your left, and the Pilot ACE just beyond that.
Beyond the CDC 6600, between a Xerox Alto and a MITS Altair is Englebart's mouse. Lots more too, of course.
https://goo.gl/maps/T9kyL6PzuY92


Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:38 pm

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Very interesting!
Do you know if there's a list of exhibitions?


Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:25 am

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Their website leaves something to be desired, but there's a list of exhibits in the Information Age Gallery here:
https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk ... ery%3A-web

And there's some level of object catalogue search here:
http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ ... -mainframe

(As with all serious museums, the things on display are a small fraction of the things they have, and they do periodically shuffle things around.)

Possibly this list of blog posts will help navigate their temporary and permanent exhibitions:
https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/category/exhibitions/


Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:38 am

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Thanks Ed.
The exhibited items seem to be quite a mix of random new and old.. but interesting still.


Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:14 am

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It is quite a mix. I quite liked the layout and exhibit choices before this refit. The answer perhaps is to visit every 7 years or so and see what's new! (Or what's old.)


Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:05 pm
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