From abacus to IBM, this online exhibition chronicles the first 2,000 years of human innovation in the world of computing. In a story that is evolving before our eyes, this site reveals the fascinating, interlaced narrative of computers, the technology that drives them, and the people who made it happen.
These Web sites extend exhibitions beyond museum walls and allow visitors to experience the rich content, curatorial insight, and contextual organization of an exhibit anytime, anywhere online. Such exhibitions may extend the reach of a collection—bringing in-depth educational resources to teachers and experts—or give visitors the chance to finish an exploration begun on-site.
This elegant site supports the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History’s On the Water exhibition with in-depth content and digital resources.