Saturday, April 8, 2023

Computer History Museum (Part 3) - Mountain View, CA

On 1 April, 2023, my dad and I went to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The address of the museum is at 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043. I had a great time geeking out on old technology. While most of the things I saw were way before my time (such as punch card programing), I had a great time seeing all of the Commodore computers, Apple computers, and the historic game consoles. I'm a total computer geek. 😂 It has been a decade since I went to this museum and I have been wanting to go again. I took cellphone photos at the museum, and the photos are split into 4 parts. I took way too many photos on this trip. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos.

Museum Tip: If you are a Bank of America customer and cardholder, you can visit many museums for free on the first full weekend of each month. You can find more information about the program here.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

This is part 3 of my cellphone photos from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

This blog post starts off with photos of vintage video game consoles and video game cartridges.

Atari Pong Prototype (1972)

Atari Super Pong Game (1976)(left) & Coleco Telstar Alpha (1977)(right)

Atari 2600 Game Console with "Combat" Game Cartridge (1978)

Atari 5200 Game Console

Atari Game Cartridges: Breakout (1978), Missile Command (1980), Defender (1982), Video Pinball (1980)

Coleco Namco Pac-Man Tabletop Game (1985)

Nintendo Game Boy (1989)(center left), Nintendo Entertainment System (center), NES Metroid Game Cartridge (1987)(top left), NES Tetris Game Cartridge (top right)

IBM PC/MS-DOS Interactive Fiction Games: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (left) & Leather Goddesses of Phobos (right)

Atari Namco Pac-Man Game Cartridge (1982)

NES Game Cartridges (top to bottom): Pinball (1985), Super Mario Bros & Duck Hunt (1985), Dr. Mario (1990), Metroid (1987)

NES Game Cartridges (top to bottom): Wheel of Fortune Family Edition (1988), The Legend of Zelda (1988), Millipede (1988), Tetris (1985)

Doom II for IBM PC/MS-DOS (1994)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1990)(top) & Sega Dreamcast (1998)(bottom)

Sega Saturn Game Console (1994)(left) & Nintendo 64 Game Console (1996)(right)

Microsoft XBOX Game Console (2001)

I'm somewhat of a vintage game nerd too, so I had a great time seeing the vintage game consoles at the museum as well.

IBM ThinkPad 701 Laptop with Butterfly Keyboard (1995)

Apple Powerbook 140 Laptop (1991)

Apple iPhone (2007)

Motorola Bluetooth Headset (2005)

I feel kind of old now seeing the original iPhone and a Motorola Bluetooth headset in a museum. 😂 While I have never used an iPhone (and I'm not planning on getting one), I did use those Motorola Bluetooth headsets growing up. In fact there is one from the year 2007-2008 on my desk right now. I plan to continue using it again. I found it in the backyard several months ago.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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