Pictures: Computer History Museum, Mountain View

We may all carry powerful smartphones, portable PCs and uber music players as standard now, but this wasn't always the way.

The history of computing is filled with incredible inventions, and monumental mistakes, but where can we get a good view of all the stories?

Mountain View, California, plays host to some of the biggest technology companies in the world, along with the fantastic Computer History Musuem.

IT PRO takes a tour of the exhibition and brings you a gallery of pictures to show you how we got to the multi-device life we lead today.