Retro computing museum in Ukraine destroyed by Russian bomb

A privately owned assortment of far more than 500 items of retro computer system and know-how heritage has been ruined by a Russian bomb in the metropolis of Mariupol. The war in Ukraine is a tragedy on so quite a few concentrations, but although it in no way matches up to the senseless having of lives by the invading Russian forces, the destruction of the Mariupol Computer Museum is nonetheless saddening. 

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The destruction was highlighted by Mark Howlett on Twitter, and verified by the Ukrainian Application and Computer system Museum account, which operates museums in Kharkiv and Kyiv. The owner of the Mariupul assortment, Dmitry Cherepanov, is reportedly harmless, though his assortment of desktops, consoles, and assorted tech from fifty yrs of computing has been wiped out.