Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/02/19

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Subject: [Leica] I've recovered
From: spencer at (Spencer Cheng)
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:42:53 -0500
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I made it to the museum last month briefly. The piece I found most 
fascinating was the working replica of the Babbage Difference Engine. Have 
to go back and watch it run one of these days (or go to London and do the 

The displays that were most personally relevant was my first calculator, the 
TI calculator (SR-50) and the first computer I programmed, the Wang 2200. 
It?s been a long time since I saw either one.


On Feb 19, 2014, at 15:57, Herbert Kanner <kanner at> wrote:

> The Computer History Museum is in Mountain View, CA. It has the largest 
> collection of computer artifacts in the world. What is on display is 
> something like between 5 and 10 percent of the collection. Yet it is an 
> incredibly large display; if you walk through every single gallery you 
> will have walked a quarter mile.
> If you want a capsule history of the Museum, here is a link to a Wikipedia 
> article:

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Message from kanner at (Herbert Kanner) ([Leica] I've recovered)