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28. Computing Museum, Valencia
Although computing is a young discipline, it's already
old enough to have an interesting history, and even
some objects that have become real rarities today.
The Computing Museum is located in the Computing
Faculty of Valencia, where today's students learn the
about the latest advances in computers and program-
ming. The exhibitions take a look at the beginnings and early developments of these ma-
chines, uniting the future and the past in the same space.
Theperiodcoveredbytheexhibitionencompassesthelastthreedecadesofthe20 th Century,
with pieces as primitive as card perforators, line printers, magnetic drives weighing 550
pounds or magnetic disks weighing 66 pounds. Later devices include a PDP-11 microcom-
puter from 1983 and immensely popular home computers like the ZX Spectrum , the Com-
modore 64 and the Atari 800XL , as well as the first PC and Macintosh models, whose latest
versions dominate the market today.
Don't miss the early videogames, very far from the sophisticated consoles of today. This is
a fun museum that will probably bring back some memories.
Image Credit: A Commodore 64 computer. Image by Evan-Amos.
When It's Free
Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Contact Information
Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera, s/n
96 387 7200 ( English Translation )
Neighborhood : Benimaclet.
Public Transportation: Streetcar 4 and 6.
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