Larry's museum of dead technology

A visit to the office of venture capitalist Larry Marcus comes with an unexpected bonus: a walk down the memory lane of consumer technology.

I paid Larry Marcus, of Walden Venture Capital, a visit recently to talk about social and mobile apps. But we ended up talking mostly about the collection of old technology that he's curating in his San Francisco office.

Click through to the slides to see a small sampling of what he's acquired, including his first-ever charcoal rubbing of Steve Jobs' signature from the inside of an original Macintosh.

Larry also tried to get me to part with an old, historic portable computer (guess which one) I have sitting in my closet. I'm glad I didn't tell him about my original Palm Pilot.

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Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.

 

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