About Version Museum

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Welcome to Version Museum!

Merriam-Webster defines the word museum as:

A building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific or historical objects) are collected and shown to the public.

Certainly the technology we use everyday is both interesting and highly valuable! Version Museum is devoted to showcasing the visual history of popular websites, apps, operating systems, games, and other electronics and digital items that shape our life.

Much like walking through a real-life museum, Version Museum aims to focus on the visual, tangible elements of various versions of technology, rather than just the history behind it. Wikipedia and other sites already do a fantastic job of detailing the story behind a website or an app. We will focus on the observed changes over time. If you're a longtime user of something, there's quite a bit of nostalgia.

The Creators

This site was started by a father-son team who likes working on stuff together.

Alex (the father) really loves technology and gets a kick out of chronicling all the old websites and software he used to use.

Justin (the son) is in 7th grade, also loves technology, and is surprised to see how all this old stuff looks!

Content Curation

Documenting all this history is a huge undertaking. We're just scratching the surface working on this by ourselves. We chose MediaWiki for this site to allow Version Museum readers to add content to the site, validate the existing photos, add knowledge we didn't already have, and generally make Version Museum a better experience for everyone. Thank you for your help in creating the most interesting museum we can for technology enthusiasts.

Contact Us

To contact us for any reason, please email versionmuseum (at) gmail (dot) com. If you spot a typo or an incorrect fact, there is no need to contact us, just go ahead and edit it.