FROM Scott Ard
2,000 Years of Personal Computing at the Computer History Museum Computers are only about 50 years old, but that's old enough to give them a museum — where else but in Silicon Valley. Actually, the effort began 30 years ago on the other high-tech corridor, Route 128 around Boston, Massachusetts. But the permanent opening of the Computer History Museum was last Thursday in Mountain View, north of San Jose. Scott Ard is editor-in-chief of the technology website CNET .
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