The New Media Museum’s personal computing collection includes early 8-bit home computers, gaming consoles, Apple and IBM/Compatible computers along with a comprehensive set of corresponding operating systems, utilities, application software and peripherals. 1
The New Computer Museum has a small collection of early home computers (Commodore VIC-20, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Toshiba Pasopia IQ-MSX etc.).
The New Media Museum has many Apple II series computers along with original system, utility and application software (Apple II, II Plus, IIe, IIc, IIGS). There is also a strong collection of Macintosh hardware and software (SE, LC, LC III, PowerBook 180, PowerBook 3400C, iBook G4, iPod and iPad). More…
The New Media Museum has a systematic collection of more than 20 IBM and compatible computers ranging from early DOS to recent Windows 10 systems along with a comprehensive set of peripherals, operating systems, utilities and application software. More…
The New Media Museum has a comprehensive collection of Microsoft operating system and productivity software for IMB/Compatibles and Macintoshs as well as Xbox consoles with games and peripherals. More…
The New Media Museum has a wide range of application software. More…
The New Media Museum has a range of gaming consoles, peripherals and games as well as Apple, Macintosh and IBM/Compatible games. More…
Plenty of storage media like 5 1⁄4-inch and 3 1⁄2 inch floppy disks, a full array of backup drives as well as modern USB drives.
The collection also includes a few 1990s printers and a good supply of toners.
These are some of the most relevant books in the collection. More…
1 Some of this equipment was originally acquired for Studio-E which was located at 1206 Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square (1994-1996). The collection was later updated to support the courses ECOMP 7100: Fundamentals of Computer Structure (2004) and ECOMP 6016: Teaching and Learning with Digital Media (2005-2006) at Lesley University. Finally, the most recent equipment was acquired during work on Digital-Den (2012-2019).