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 we see in the list of this exhibition, World of Warcraft is notably the only video game featured on the list.
“Gaming has been a major part of computing and has pushed many of its technical developments forward,” explains a 2012 overview of the planned exhibit.
“MMORPGs are a major commercial venture, of which [World of Warcraft] is the most successful, and take up massive amounts of time for a large number of people.”
This exhibition is set to open on January 28, 2017 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.