10 Most Famous Technology Shrines in the World

Ever wondered where were the foundation stones of today’s technology giants laid? What were the places where the seeds of some of the biggest technology innovations first germinated? No they were not plush offices, but small garages, apartments or hostel rooms where these companies were set up. These buildings today mirror the journey of a dream.

So here are some of the most famous Technology Shrines. Some of these are birth places of today’s IT giants while others are centers which exemplify technology prowess that world have attained over the years.
367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, California

Here in this house in 1939 college friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard laid the foundation of today’s largest personal computer manufacturer, Hewlett-Packard. The garage served as research lab, development workshop and manufacturing facility for the company’s early products.(Location on GoogleMaps)
2066 Crist Dr, Los Altos, California
Apple Computer Inc was born in the company’s CEO Steve Jobs’ parent’s spare bedroom. The room was basically a garage attached to his home at 2066 Crist Dr, Los Altos, California.(Location on GoogleMaps)
232 Santa Margarita Avenue, Menlo Park, California

This is the address where in the year 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin joined hands to build what eventually became the world’s no. 1 search engine and Internet Company, Google.(Location on GoogleMaps)
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

It is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Here In 1990, physicist Tim Berners-Lee and systems engineer Robert Cailliau devised the concept of an information system based on hypertext links.(Location on GoogleMaps)
Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, California

Another technology Shrine is PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, Inc), popularly known as Xerox PARC. Here the first graphical user interface was invented and the first Ethernet cables were connected. This is also the place where first laser printer was invented.(Location on GoogleMaps)
Ames Lab, Iowa State University, Iowa

What makes Ames Lab part of the tech’s holy sites is that this is the place where John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the world’s first electronic digital computer between the years 1937 and 1942.(Location on GoogleMaps)
Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Regarded as the birthplace of the computer industry, the Moore School is where the first general-purpose digital electronic computer, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), was built between 1943 and 1946.(Location on GoogleMaps)
IBM’s Main Plant, Poughkeepsie

This was the first building of IBM in NY. In April 1953, the most advanced, most flexible high-speed computer in the world called the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine was unveiled here.(Location on GoogleMaps)
Room 2713, Dobie Hall, University of Texas

Dobie Center, a privately-owned twenty-seven story residence hall located adjacent to the University of Texas at Austin campus is the birthplace of today’s second largest PC maker, Dell.(Location on GoogleMaps)
Kirkland House, Harvard University

Ever wondered where is the birthplace of the world’s most popular social networking site Facebook that today boasts of 250 million users. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook here at Harvard University in the year 2004.(Location on GoogleMaps)


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