In 2002 the owners of the Computer History Museum purchased a special piece of Mountain View, CA real estate. They bought a building at 1401 Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, CA. That purchase allowed valuable information resources to remain accessible to the residents of northern California.
By securing that piece of Mountain View, CA real estate, the owners of the Computer History Museum obtained a better way to showcase its great wealth of old and modern computer equipment. That equipment holds an interest to more than just the computer geeks in Mountain View, CA. It also serves as a terrific source of material for the teachers of Mountain View.
Today that Museum hosts many events at its recently-purchased building. The Museum invites the school children in Mountain View, CA to enjoy a tour of the Museum. It often schedules lectures, workshops and seminars at the Museum. Those events provide an added resource to the teachers in Mountain View, CA.
Yet one can find more than educators and computer geeks at those Museum events. The information resources located at the Computer History Museum are also of interest to a number of the writers in Mountain View, CA, and in the surrounding area. Information about computer history can provide children's writers with a valuable insight into the world of the youth and teens of a different decade.
For example, suppose a writer in Mountain View, CA decided to write a story about a teenager, and suppose that writer wanted to have the teen hero living during the period of the 1980s. That writer would want to have a feeling for how that fictional teenage boy might occupy himself in his free time. The writer would need to learn about the computers that were in use back in the 1980s.
A writer could obtain such information by visiting the Computer History Museum. Such a visit to the Museum might cause a writer to launch a new project. Such a visit might cause a writer to work on a book or an article about the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
That Museum has an interesting history. Its history began in 1979, when Gordon and Gwen Bell put their collection of modules and computing devices in a former RCA building, a building located in Massachusetts. Later, part of the material in that building was transferred to California. The Computer Museum History Center in California opened in 1996.
In 2001 the Museum changed its official name to the one it uses today-The Computer History Museum. In 2002 the Museum became an important part of the information resources in Mountain View, CA. Beginning with that year, teachers, parents and writers joined the computer geeks who visited the Museum during the designated visiting hours: Monday to Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, and Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm. When the Museum was not open to visitors, then it offered its many other planned events.
The Computer History Museum has thus become a valuable information resource to large numbers of residents in Mountain View, CA, and in the entire Silicon Valley.