Why did the Albuquerque museum have an extensive exhibit on the personal computer? Because when Microsoft was first founded, it was in Albuquerque. Bill Gates and Paul G. Allen first set up shop in Albuquerque because they wanted to write software for the newly-invented personal computer, the Altair 8800, which was being sold by the world's first personal computer store, right there in the middle of New Mexico.
So the museum has a great exhibit of the various people and products, ideas and innovations, that led to the computer becoming such an integral part of people's lives, including that networking thing that eventually became the world wide web.
And here are some photographs I took while visiting the museum. Just click on them to see a larger version.
The World's First Computer Store in Albuquerque sold the Altair 8800 Computer
The designer of the Apple desktop icons and Gates and Allen of Microsoft
Speed of computer processing increases exponentially
The birth of the internet world wide web
Some interesting statistics