a particular day

January 14, 2008

Core Memory

Digital Equipment Corporation PDP8/F

Can't stop looking at images from Mark Richards’ Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers.

I'm trying to be more budget-conscious this year, but I feel compelled to purchase this book—much like I would feel compelled to flip every single one of those switches. Take that touchscreens.

And that color palette rocks. It was a good era. See the 150-in-one electronic kit.

An inspiring way to start the Monday, with a hat tip to Coudal for pointing it out. (Related props: Have you seen the archived coin flips for Layer Tennis?)

Current music: Mapstation "Watching Paik's Video Buddha"

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Comments

Computers from the good old days...Notice the registers go from ZERO to 11. Yah the good old days... Now I got to go back to my phone-coupled modem and teletype so I can play "Lunar" on on the Control Data Mainframe.

Posted by: george | Apr 6, 2008 10:55:36 PM

When and climb knew I still off every stretching beechnuts that day.

Posted by: jhonapplebag | Feb 21, 2008 3:15:37 PM



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