Even though I spent the majority of my time in Paderborn yesterday at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, I did have time to see some of Paderborn’s beautiful old town.
I also walked the majority of the length of the river Pader, which isn’t difficult given it’s the shortest river in Germany,as this sign explained.
Paderborn is home to Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, the world’s largest computer museum (according to them), and for some reason I had never been there. Even though the weather wasn’T ideal, I decided to make the two hour trip to Paderborn and pay this museum a visit.
In the end I spent about three hours there, having seen only a faction of the 1000 items they have on display. The exhibition is very interactive and great fun for visitors of all ages.
The Xerox Alto, introduced in 1973, it featured innovations such as a mouse, graphical user interface and Ethernet, but was never commercialized.
The Altair 8800 from MITS, the micro computer that made Bill Gates drop out of Harvard and start Microsoft, when he saw it on the cover of Popular Electronics.
Partial view of an electro-mechanical telephone exchange that allows you to see and hear your call getting connected, as you dial a number on one of the phones to reach the other. The first time in 25 years that I’ve used a rotary phone.