Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Rich Alderson RichA at
Wed May 27 20:13:08 CDT 2020

Hello, everyone,

As I'm sure all of you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a crisis with devastating effects on many cultural organizations, and more especially on those which rely on public gatherings and special events to achieve their mission.  Since before we opened to the public in 2012, our philosophy has been a simple one:  To understand computing technology of any period, you need to experience that technology at first hand.

The current global situation has made it difficult for us to serve our mission, and given so much uncertainty we have made the difficult decision to suspend all operations of LCM+L for now.  We will spend the months ahead reassessing if, how, and when to reopen.  Because that will not happen in any short time frame, the staff, including me, have been laid off.

On a personal note, the last 17 years, since July 2003, have been a time of growth, excitement, and backbreaking labor which I would not trade for anything.  The friendships I have formed, in the community at large (and it is international in scope) as well as among my colleagues here, are a comfort to me.  I'll be subscribed from a personal address once that is moderator-approved.

Thank you all for your interest in and support for Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and our previous incarnations.  It means a great deal to us as we wind down the current implementation.


Rich Alderson
Sr. Systems Engineer/Curator emeritus
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Cell: (206) 465-2916
Desk: (206) 342-2239

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