Monday, May 28, 2012

Photo Essay: Geek Out At Intel Museum

Oh how crestfallen these geek parents were when we learned about Intel Museum's temporary closure due to renovation during our visit in May of last year. It was our first time to step foot on San Francisco Bay Area's famed Silicon Valley and aside from the hubby's job interview, we only got our eyes set on this museum. The few other tourist attractions in Santa Clara seemed meh (I reckon I'lI prove myself wrong in the future) for us.

The Gods of Microprocessors must have been considerate to us folks, for we were able to revisit Silicon Valley just six months after (U.S.A.'s the second country on our round-the-world trip itinerary). By then the Intel Museum has reopened, and the hubby was already employed by the company who invited him for an interview.

All the nerd universe conspired in helping us achieve our dream. Now witness our geek out...

Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Uncrowded autumn.

Intel's workforce of 106 employees gathers for a group photo in 1969 outside the original Mountain View facility.

Ancient IBM PC.

Catching drops of "digital rain".

Spelled Luna's name in binary code.

Interactive screen containing bits and pieces of Intel Corp. info.

Luna trying to reveal the man inside the bunny suit.

Visitors could send out personalized e-postcards from the museum. Donned the bunny suit's headware for this one.


Intel Museum is open Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Walk in request for a guided tour is accommodated. Admission is free. Hurrah! Museum store sells awesome merchandise.

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36 comments:

KULAPITOT said...
July 23, 2012 at 3:37 PM

love it.. chance in a lifetime

Franc Ramon said...
July 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

This is one educational and fun-filled tour on intel. It sums up the rich history of the Company.

ad dotcom said...
July 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Been using my HP laptop with Intel i7 inside... A visit to the Intel museum is the techies number 1 in the wishlist....

Kaiz Belga said...
July 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I've only been to National Museum! LOL. You were indeed lucky that the nerd universe conspired and you got to visit the museum! Love love love the photos! <3

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Thanks Kaiz! Ooh... Gotta revisit National Museum. Visited it first and only time when I was in high school, me thinks.

WANDER SHUGAH said...
July 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Wow the nerd in you!!!! Educational tong trip nato ah. and i love the epost card thingy :D prang ang cute lng no.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Shugah, I enjoyed making the epostcard. Medyo dyahe lang yung mga nanonood, waiting for their turn. Lol.

grasya said...
July 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

parang naalala ko ang floppy disk ng 386 at 486 machines na ginagamit ko nung highschool nung nakita ko ang ancient IBM PC... :D

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

OMG! Floppy disk! Hihi, ol' skul. I remember noong uhm, college, puro pink color ng diskettes ko :)

Gigi Beleno said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Yeah! I remember a PC like this back in college that helps me out in preparing my thesis using the Wordstar program.

Ron@FilipinoRecipes said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM

A very nice place to work at. Congrats to the hubby.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Gigi, Wordstarrr! I miss :)

Renz Bulseco said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

OMY GAY NAKAKAINIS KA!!! Ang cool ng museum!!! #Geekmuch

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Hahaha! I LOVE YOU TOO Renzy :))

AJ said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Thank Gods of Microprocessors and the nerd universe! Holy Intel, mother of microchips! This is so coolness, especially the digi-rain. I wanna be digi-drenched too! But what are those white ninjas doing there?

evankristine said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

It must have been a great experience, especially to Luna. Personally, to grow up in this modern world with all this gadgets and all makes me a bit sad. I am born in the 90's and was a teenager after millenum I didn't exactly enjoy the fun my older siblings experienced when they were younger. No computers, no phones, no smartphones, just plain old school fun on the streets and knowledge straight from old books in the library where you can spend hours procrastinating. Oh and the typewriters! Hah. Can't live without my gadgets and it is sad.

Rojae B. said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The displays are surely huge as huge as the name Intel means today :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

AJ, the bunny suit's used by Intel workers in the lab. Tourists get to wear for photos, if interested.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM

EvanKristine, awww... I was able to experience that! And how fun it was, and still is, to be out on the streets with friends.

Justin, Hari ng Lakbay said...
July 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Wow! This make me wanna visit a science museum nearby... hmmm google map... oh, yeah! there's one in Taguig hehehe I lovve the last photo! :D

YANI said...
July 24, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Now I know how the suit is called...nice to know the term.

Doc Wends said...
July 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I just loved how Luna is being so techy as she is already and i love the photo where u had her sit on the logo of Intel.

Was it Sherwin who is wearing the bunny suit Luna tries to reveal? hahha

Eunice said...
July 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It's nice how Intel does not ask for museum entrance fee. It goes to show how Intel's really interested to share its roots to its supporters. :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Doc Wends, haha! Yep. That's bubba.

beingwell said...
July 24, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Cool! My hubby would love this place.

wandering soles said...
July 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

waah this is heaven for geeks! hehehe

Alwin Aguirre said...
July 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM

this is every geek's dream! :)

claire said...
July 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM

This is one great opportunity we shouldn't miss. good thing the no entrance fee. :)

lonerzone said...
July 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Super duper cool! I'm turning green in jealousy here!

MaryJane Tauyan said...
July 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM

thats so cool! i mean ver ygeeky! and your very lucky sweetie! xx

AJ said...
July 25, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Looks like a burqa in the headshot. :))

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 25, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Yup, it does look like a burqa!

markpogi said...
July 25, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I missed wearing a bunny suit when I used to work at Technopark in Biñan.

That experience is really once in a lifetime. I hope they do plan to put up a museum here in the Philippines. ^_^

bayenmd said...
July 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

astig ng museum na to. :-)

sir rob said...
July 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Technology really came a long way already and there is no way of stopping it to find more advancements.

Ralph Marcuss said...
July 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM

ayos tp ah.. sanan may ganyan din dito sa pinas..

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