A visit to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA has Maximum PC feeling all nostalgic about the history of the personal computer.

From the Altair to the IBM PC (my first computer), they have put together a closer look at the machines that shaped our home computing experience today. Taken as a whole, they found the most surprising thing to be the sheer variety that existed in the past. They argue that regardless of the hardware or software you use today, most computers are fundamentally the same—but in the days before the internet and the modern OS, computer hardware and software varied dramatically. If you are interested in a little history lesson, hit the following link for the full list. [Maximum PC]