Vindication for all those archivists of old tech: here's a story from the Register about plans to fix up an old IBM tape drive held by the Australian Computer Museum Society (not a museum, it would appear, but perhaps an organisation whose case for a museum is now stronger...). The drive is to be used for recovering data acquired during Apollo missions four decades ago, which NASA suddenly realised might be pretty handy. Isn't it lucky some geeks were keeping this old crap somewhere?
Presumably as long as computer museums can show themselves to be useful and cheaper than the space programme, they be be able to find funding.
Anyone want a SyQuest Sparq? It might save the Earth from asteroids.