Monday, December 13, 2010

Lego Antikythera Mechanism

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Old Compaq Computer Advert

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

So What is a "Record" or "45"?

Reach Out I'll Be There The Four Tops 1966
What a boring description from Wikipedia ... 45s were part of a culture
A gramophone record (also known as phonograph record, or simply record) is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove usually starting near the periphery and ending near the centre of the disc.
When made of polyvinyl chloride they are also known as vinyl records.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

BBC Model B (UK)

video

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Telephone Operator 1937


A telephone operator covering for a friend's "fling" finds herself in the middle of a major disaster when the city is hit by a big flood and her switchboard is the center of communications.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Peter Hirshberg: The Web and TV, a sibling rivalry

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Monday, April 21, 2008

The Information Machine (1958)









http://www.archive.org/details/InformationM
Applies graphic sensitivity to medium in cartoon form, and traces the history of storing and analyzing information from the days of the cavemen to today's age of electronic brain

Friday, April 18, 2008

1929 to 1999

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Internet in 1993

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Monday, July 23, 2007

The Internet in 1994

video

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

The NExT Generation


A Brief Look at the development of Computers and Animation - A Talk aimed at School Leavers about Infocomm Technology.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

History of technology from Chris's Flickr Collection


Created with Paul's flickrSLiDR.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Museum Of Technology, Berlin

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Logo and Seymour Papert (1983)



Logo and Seymour Papert
Video of Seymour! It was made in 1983 by the BBC and the (UK) Open University

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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Classic footage of an old Windows OS

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Amiga and Atari (12/3/1985)

Sorry ... but this video cannot be viewed directly here ... click on the image or the link below to see it.
30 minutes 1985

http://www.archive.org/details/Amigaand1985

How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST.
Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies
Products/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint

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Commodore 64

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30 minutes

http://www.archive.org/details/CC517_commodore_64

The Commodore 64 was the first computer for many families. This program looks at what you can do with the famous C-64. Demonstrations include The Wine Steward, Skate or Die, Strike Fleet, the Koala Pad, Master Composer, Tetris, and Berkeley Software's GEOS.
Includes a visit to a Commodore Owners Users Group meeting and an interview with Max Toy President of Commodore. Originally broadcast in 1988.

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Early Technology TV Programmes

These free TV programmes cannot be viewed here, click on the image or link below.
You may have to download them to view.

http://www.archive.org/details/computersandtechvideos
This archive allows you to watch several different 'old' computer TV series online, a brilliant (although time consuming) resource if you are researching the history of computers.

This collection features two television programs popular in the 1980's and 1990's: Computer Chronicles and Net Cafe. In addition, the BBS Documentaries cover the history of Dial-up Bulletin Board Systems, and The Digital Tipping Point is a growing collection of footage documenting the Open Source movement.

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On Guard! The Story of SAGE (ca. 1956)

This video cannot be viewed here ... to see it click on the image or on the link below.
12 minutes



http://www.archive.org/details/OnGuard1956

Film made in the mid 1950s ... innovations in computer technology as weapons in the Cold War.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Steve Jobs biography (PowerPoint)

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The Microsoft Way (PowerPoint)



The story of Microsoft. The beginning ...

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Apple Story (from 1976 to nowadays) (PowerPoint)



Apple story, from the garage to the iPod nano. Small presentation to introduce the different milestones in Apple history

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Monday, April 16, 2007

The Web That Wasn't (PowerPoint)



Alex Wright's presentation from the 2007 Information Architecture Summit, exploring the history of early hypertext and other networked information systems.
Focuses on the work of Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson and Andries Van Dam, in search of clues about how the Web might have turned out differently.

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Sunday, April 1, 2007

PDP 8a (1975)



www.technikum29.de/en/computer/early-computers.shtm

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NACA Computer (flight)



www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Evolution_of_Technology/Computers/Tech37G2.htm

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Computers in 1941



www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?year=1941

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Jef Raskin (Apple Guy .. maybe?)



http://blog.wired.com/herosandvillains/2007/01/false_idol_jef_.html

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Paul Allen, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak,Steve Jobs



http://www.fireinthevalley.com/fitv_voices.html

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LGP-30



http://world.std.com/~reinhold/early.computers.html

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Women and Computers



http://ieee-virtual-museum.org/exhibit/exhibit.php?id=159251&lid=1&seq=6

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Early Car Computer



http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/naefentonpics.htm

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Vintage Robot Gallery



http://www.oricomtech.com/projects/gallery1.htm

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The Bendix G-15



http://horningtales.blogspot.com

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Old Computer Magazines



www.vintage-computer.com/magazines.shtml

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Commodore PET, the Radio-Shack TRS-80



http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/total-share.ars/3
From left to right: a Vector Graphic, SOL-20, SWTP 6800.
Bottom row: NASCOM-1, Apple I, Cromenco Z-2, IMSAI 8080

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Apple II



www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=68

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Atari 400



www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=76

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Commodore 64



www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=98

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IBM PC Junior 1983



www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=186

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The Acorn BBC model A



www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=29

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BBC Model B



www.boznet.com/wiki/index.php/BBC_Model_B

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Babbage's Analytical Engine



http://technology.niagarac.on.ca/courses/tech1271/Unit5.html

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Farm of RISC Machines



http://ssl-computing.web.cern.ch/ssl-computing

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CERN Old Computer Centre



http://ssl-computing.web.cern.ch/ssl-computing

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Super Computers



www.espionageinfo.com/Sp-Te/Supercomputers.html

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Wireless Transmitter



www.spawar.navy.mil/sti/publications/pubs/td/1940/photos/

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RAMAC, 1956 : the First Hardrive



www.pcworld.com/article/id,127104/article.html

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The First Computer Company 1946-1951



www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/mauchly/jwm10.html

The ENIAC Computer

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The Alto Computer



http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/TMTCTW.html

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The Edsac Simulator 1949-51



http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~edsac/

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Home Computer of the Future



http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_rand_home_computer.htm

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Burroughs machines (calculators)



http://www.shorpy.com/computing-division

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Early Filing System



http://www.shorpy.com/office-boy

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Number, Please?


http://www.shorpy.com/node/149

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Is the Caller There?



http://www.shorpy.com/node/148

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