Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (part 8)

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This is part of a series of blogposts about the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn Germany. Read part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here and part 7 here.

After the stories about hackers, we found a small exhibition about computer music. It contained several synthesizers, an electronic keyboard and sound cards. Further along was some kind of closed office with glas walls. The walls were covered with a LOT of mouse pads. And then, there was this: a wall of radio’s! There were also some televisions, but those pictures kinda failed…

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Behind a lot of the walls to separate the exhibitions from the glass walls of the museum were a lot of art pieces. Once I found out I made a habit of looking around the corner. This time I was very surprised to find an operation amateur radio station.

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I kinda lost the overview after that, since this floor was and wasn’t categorized at the same time. So here are two pictures of an ISDN telephone center.

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And also, the Hollerith Machine! The Hollerith Machine is an electric tabulating system first patended in 1884 . You can read more about it at this website. Very impressive stuff!

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As the whole exhibit got more digital, I started to make less pictures. To me, it’s everyday stuff and mostly incomplete too. I don’t go to a museum to play a videogame, watch robotics or learn how the internet works. Instead I decided to look at this floors inner center. But more about that in my next (and last?) blog post.

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