Geekiest place on earth? (was Re: Big Geek Day Out)
paulm at paulm.com
Mon Jun 15 14:33:35 BST 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Michael Lush<mjlush at ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Pedro Figueiredo wrote:
>> I went about a month ago thanks to the organising super-powers of Billy,
>> and let me tell you it's the geekiest place on Earth, period.
> I think you have an excellent case here, interesting exhibits, tour and
> history but to prove it it must be challenged!!
> Is there a visitor attraction Geekier than Bletchley Park?
I haven't been to Bletchley Park but the Computer History Museum is waay geeky,
http://www.computerhistory.org/ From Valves to Crays.
Definitely take a guided tour.
> Apart from Bletchley park the geekiest place I've been is
> Miraikan (Tokyo) which has some great exhibits and including Asimo and a
> model internet running TCPIP over pingpong ball(!)
> Honrable mentions to Science Museum London (nach)
> National Space Centre, Leicester (if you go there drop by the (free) Abby
> pumping station next door)
> I like the sound of the NSA Cryptologic Museum
> Any other suggestions?
> Michael John Lush PhD Tel:44-1223 492626
> Bioinformatician HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee Email:
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> European Bioinformatics Institute
> Hinxton, Cambridge
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