Living Computer Museum
The Living Computer Museum (LCM) is a museum at 2245 1st Ave S. in Seattle, Washington that showcases vintage computers which provide an interactive session, either through time sharing operating systems or single-user interfaces. On March 17, 2010, it was recognized by Washington State Senate Resolution 8721 "for its role in the preservation of the history of information technology".
LCM (originally known as PDPplanet.com) was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on January 9, 2006. Using vintage Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) systems and XKL systems, it provides registered users with the opportunity to telnet into these devices and experience computing on "antique" mainframes.
The museum opened to the public on October 25, 2012.
According to the LCM’s website, their goal is "to breathe life back into our machines in order for people from all walks of life to be able to fully experience what it was like to see them, hear them, and interact with them". Free accounts are available through the LCM website. The complete list of computers on display is available on LCM’s website.
- 1 Machines on display
- 2 References
- 3 External links
Machines on display
Digital Equipment Corporation
- PDP-7 Note that this computer is one of four believed to be in existence of the 120 originally sold. It is currently operational.
- VAXstation 4000 VLC
- "Washington State Senate Resolution 8721"
- "Paul G. Allen Launches Web Site Dedicated to Early Computers; PDPplanet.com Site Celebrates Historic Mainframes and Minicomputers" (Press release). 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "What Is Living Computer Museum?". Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- "Request a Login". Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- "Exhibit Hall". Retrieved November 1, 2012.
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