Please help me understand the following in bold.
He pulled into the parking lot at PARC, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, where we were ushered into a room of computer equipment that blew me away. Steve had been there a month earlier with a group of Apple engineers, who had been divided about whether the goodies they had seen would amount to anything of value for personal computers.
Does "blew me away" here mean "I was very interested or impressed at the room of computer equipment"? And Does "goodies" refer to "the people in the research center" or "some very nice computer equipment (devices)"?
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