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The Computer History Museum is about to launch a new exhibit on world-changing software, exploring its impact on the lives of people everywhere. It will feature seven applications: MP3, Photoshop, MRI, Car Crash Simulation, Wikipedia, Texting and, last but not least, World of Warcraft.

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Gaming has been a major part of computing and has pushed many  of its technical developments forward. MMORPGs are a major commercial venture, of which WoW is the most successful, and take up massive amounts of time for a large number of people.
- Exhibition overview

While we as players are very much aware of WoW's influence on our lives, it's great to have it recognized as historically significant. After all, as Harrison Jones himself once said: "It belongs in a museum".

The Make Software: Change the World exhibition starts on January 28th in Mountain View, California.


Via: Gamasutra.

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I am so for this.  WoW has had a profound influence on gaming and my life. 

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Awesome to see this happen. I'm sure many people will see it and go "???? why?", but for me, it's awesome.

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