Is the computer museum worth a visit? I visit Seattle first for a few days before I drive down to Portland for PRGE this year.
Yes, it is definitely worth a visit. Here some thoughts on it:
- Expect to spend a 1-2 hours just checking out the exhibits with computers from the 1960s onward. Expect to spend more towards 2 hours with the exhibits if there are tour guides. These include mainframes, PDP-11s, teletype machines, etc. You'll also see a Xerox Alto (the GUI that started it all) and an Altair 8800 (the 1st home computer). Many of these you can operate yourself.
- Allot additional time if you decide to sit down at some of the 1980s computers and play around. These include Apple IIe, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, etc, etc, etc.
- Be sure to get to the 2nd floor with most of the exhibits I mentioned above. The 1st floor has some exhibits but is more of an open space for events. All my photos, except the LEGO one, are from the 1st floor.
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