It’s not everyone’s cup of Red Bull, but if you really want to get your geek on, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View lets you get right to the region’s cyber roots. ‘Birth of the Computer’ and other exhibits remind us of the not-so-long-ago time when basic computers took up entire rooms. Another fascinating exhibit sheds light on the little-known story of Colossus, an electronic code-breaker device developed by British maths whizzes and engineers, that helped win World War II. You can also learn about the surprisingly complicated science behind computerised chess, and unravel the amazing technology behind microelectronic silicon computer chips.
Computer History Museum