Silicon City: How New York Gave Birth to Today’s Tech World #makereducation
Check out this piece on PCMag about a new exhibit at the NYHS that remembers NYC’s early yet crucial role in the tech world.
The heart of the technology world may be Silicon Valley these days, but for a long time, the tech world was actually centered in New York, notably around companies like AT&T and IBM. A new exhibit called “Silicon City” at the New York Historical Society, which runs through April 17, recalls those days and the inventions that ushered in the information age. Walking through the exhibit is a great reminder of the area’s contributions to technology and I relished the nostalgia of looking back at products I hadn’t seen in years.
The exhibit focuses on the period when New York and the surrounding areas were preeminent in technology, from the 19th century until the 1980s, according to Chief Curator Stephen Edidin. He said the exhibit was inspired by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
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