Gates cheers on computer museum

The museum has been in Silicon Valley since 1996
One of the biggest names in computing, Bill Gates, is giving millions to preserve a history of the digital age.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $15m (8.54m) to the Computer History Museum in California.

The gift is museum's largest and will be used to create an interactive exhibit, tracing the computing revolution and its impact.

The Gates' donation boosts a $125m (71.2m) fund-raising campaign to set up a long-term endowment.

The institution still needs another $50m (28.4m) to reach its target.

It wants to use the funds to have more exhibits, have longer opening hours and set up educational programmes. BBC NEWS | Technology | Gates cheers on computer museum

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