World of Warcraft to Represent Games in Upcoming Computer History Museum Exhibit
On January 28th, 2017, California’s Computer History Museum will launch their Make Software: Change the World! exhibit.
The software focused exhibit will highlight “game-changing” digital elements such as MP3s, Wikipedia and text messages, but it will also feature a single video game: Blizzard’s perennially popular MMO World of Warcraft. The museum’s website describes the exhibit, saying:
In January 2017 the Computer History Museum will unveil its latest exhibition, Make Software: Change the World! The exhibition explores the impact of software on the lives of people everywhere, through seven game-changing applications: MP3, Photoshop, MRI, Car Crash Simulation, Wikipedia, Texting, and World of Warcraft. Learn about the creators of these amazing technologies and the users whose lives have been changed, sometimes forever.
As one of the top MMOs of all time, World of Warcraft has certainly influenced the lives of millions, so it’s swell to see it being represented by the museum. The exhibit will also feature multimedia presentations and a Software Lab where users can get their hands dirty in some coding.