A fine example; we should consider this model for exhibits in Boston.


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From: phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:38 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-SF] Fwd: Wikipedians and the Computer History Museum
To: San Francisco Wikimedians <wikimedia-sf@lists.wikimedia.org>
Cc: Andrew Lih <andrew@andrewlih.com>


See Andrew's exciting message about the CHM exhibit!

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From: Andrew Lih <andrew@andrewlih.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM
Subject: Wikipedians and the Computer History Museum
To: wikimedia-california@lists.wikimedia.org

Dear Wikimedia California folks:

I'd like to announce an exciting opportunity for the week of August 13-17.

I've been working with the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on a GLAMwiki (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) gathering that would provide a way for Wikipedians to work with the museum to improve Wikipedia articles about objects in their collection. If you haven't been to the museum, it's a spectacular facility in one of the famous Silicon Graphics buildings in Silicon Valley and hosts a new permanent collection about computing machinery through the ages. (http://www.computerhistory.org/)

Even more interesting, the museum plans to have an exhibit next year about seven software technologies that have changed our lives, and Wikipedia will be one of them. This get-together would also be a time to brainstorm and have Wikipedians give direct input into what is believed to be the first physical museum exhibit about Wikipedia.

This would likely be a 4-8pm event on one of the evenings of the week of August 13-17.

Interested parties, please contact me by email or as User:Fuzheado on English Wikipedia on which days you might prefer, and I'll send out a followup notice.

-Andrew Lih
Email: andrew@andrewlih.com
WEB: http://www.andrewlih.com
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