In 1993 ACM sponsored HCI researchers on a vist to Eastern and Central Europe. I met Bruce Damer in Prague, where he held a professorship in computer science despite not having a Ph.D. Bruce quickly impressed me as one of the most brilliantly creative people I'd ever met, a visionary who builds things. Like other visionaries, he may optimistically assume that everyone will work at his pace; some visions materialize slowly. Here, he describes a vision a quarter century in the making that has become an impressive reality. Jonathan Grudin The DigiBarn Computer Museum project started inauspiciously enough in…
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