I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’ve lived in the Bay Area for almost eight years without paying a single visit to one of its most legendary temples, Sunnyvale’s Weird Stuff Warehouse. Today, I happened by it after a visit to its neighbor Yahoo, and stopped in. (I did pay one previous pilgrimage in 1995, as a tourist.)
This amazing, aptly-named store offers surplus and salvaged electronic equipment, but that doesn’t begin to describe it–it’s really a museum of technology where everything’s for sale, usually for only a few bucks. Shopping its aisles today, I felt like I was walking through the entire history of personal computing. And I documented the journey with fuzzy photos from my iPhone.