I started this project in Iceland around 2015, almost 6 years from now. Being myself a programmer and gamer since I was a little kid, I had accumulated a lot of computers and games over the years. As I got older and had more time on my hand I started to wonder how I could preserve and share this with others. Let others learn and enjoy them as I had over the years.
So I started to reach out with a simple Facebook page, then a website and then came TV interviews, news articles, and even big showrooms at various conventions. So people started to gather more interest in the project, and started donating their own games and computers to the project. And now 6 years later I have more than a house can hold, a storage facility and a container. It NEEDS a location :)
I have sketched out many ideas: museum and coffee shop, just a museum, museum- coffee shop and a learning center. Where you can learn how to program, for kids and adults. Programming robots, games and learning how these old computers work. Many models have been tested out and many business plans. Because in the end this has to be self sustainable. Storing, sharing and having such a collection require costs. That is why this website is full of ads, yes I know its not ideal and probably frustrating to browse. But it's one way of covering the costs. But the reason it has been difficult to find a sustainable business plan, is that running a museum has to be in my mind almost 99% risk free. I don't really consider these items to be mine, and therefore I cant gamble or take risks with them. They belong to the public.
Last year and 2021, as all of you know has been strange, everything has been on hold. Also posts on this website, YouTube and more. Hopefully that will change this fall. In the meantime I just wanted to let everyone be updated on the state of the Museum project and also let everyone know that every single item is still being carefully taken care of and is just waiting to be displayed and enjoyed wherever and whenever that may be.
Thanks for still following and showing interest !