I am currently in Bozeman, Montana, and I just took a tour of the “Museum of Modern Human Progress,” formerly known as the American Computer Museum. I was with one of my sons, and the museum provided us a great opportunity to view the history of information and computing. One interesting item that was not highlighted much is their copy of the Antikythera mechanism, which was an early Greek computer. I have always found that device and its history interesting.
It was nice seeing some of the old computer hardware I worked on as a “wee lad.” However, it does make me feel a tad old.