An inspiring story of an amazingly motivated individual, Mr. Georgios Tsekouras, is hidden behind the first Hellenic IT Museum! The museum is the first of its kind created in Greece and it hosts (as we speak) 147 computers and over 2.300 “gadgets” in general, dated as back as the late 1970s!
The museum will make you think that you stepped in a time capsule, and if you have a long story with computers already, you may encounter one of your old computers in here! I know I saw a couple of models I used to own! There is no entrance fee, but if you happen to have any old gadget or computer with you, the museum accepts donations that will become a part of the permanent collection!
What was really surprising for me was (a) the deep knowledge of the museum staff about all the exhibits and (b) the immaculate condition in which most of them are! In times, it feels like you stepped inside a department store of the 80′s looking at brand-new, cutting edge (for the time) computers!
If you have children that grew up, already with a smartphone in hand, the Hellenic IT Museum is the place for you! Let them see for themselves, how technology evolves in a path through time, and how IT has come a really long way from the 80′s when a hard drive weighed 2 kilos, to today when the same drive with more storage, weighs a few grams!
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