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Photos: A time capsule of computing

A side view of the Google storage unit. Sergey, you've got to work on the roof. It's sinking. Conspiracy theorists might think there is something odd in the fact that this historical storage unit is located in the basement of a hall named after Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. It's right near the coke machine and some lockers. But putting it anywhere else would screw up the chronology of the collection.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...