Sunday, October 10, 2004


"Digital Retro is a new coffee table book which tells the story behind 44 classic computers of the Seventies and Eighties. This was a unique period in the history of computing when a bewildering array of machines battled for supremacy in a melting pot which would shape the industry. Some machines were aimed at homes or schools. Others targeted business travellers. A handful confidently pursued world domination and many became household names. It was a time when the smallest of operations could launch a computer to compete with the largest corporations. But by the end of the Eighties, virtually every single one had become extinct."

Hopefully I can get away with linking to this without looking like a computer geek; it's rather the aesthetics I like; well, whichever way you want to play it, this looks like a lovely book.


Digital Retro by Gordon Laing - Vintage retro computer history book

(found via Sam Newman's links)

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