Morning Dose of 80s Computer Hacking

“I asked for a car and got a computer”

Future Collector

electric-objects
 
Electric Objects is high definition screen with an integrated computer that is set in a traditional picture frame. The goal of this “computer for art” is to utilize the vast archive of the internet to bring digital versions of artwork into your home, collecting your most favored images.
 
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The Simpsons Made in pure CSS

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Smart stuff from Chris Pattle

Taking it one pixel at a time

eBoy and the perfection of pixels

Very Now, But Mostly Then

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Apple prototypes from the ’80s, featured in the new book, Keep it Simple.

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The Art and Science of Computer Data Recovery

The fascinating story behind the unearthing of Andy Warhol’s lost Amiga works.

via, gizmodo

Glad Somebody Thought of This

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Jimi is a “J” shaped USB extension for your iMac.

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For the Digital Artist with Analog Tendencies

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With a solid twist to the red ring, the rOtring 800+ goes from confident metal stylus to exceptional mechanical pencil. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1928 during the Bauhaus period, rOtring has a long tradition of making some of the finest technical writing and drawing instruments, and this hybrid advancement helps move them securely into the digital age. Sitting firmly in your hand, the rOtring 800+ is a perfect tool for those who like consistency whether sketching on paper or plastic. It’s everything that you’d expect from an $85 price tag.

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“Have an inspirational close.”

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Powerpoint culture, 2001

Printables

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One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Bliss

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The story behind the default wallpaper of Microsoft Windows. It’s an actual photo!

A Funny Print To Buy Online

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By Steve Powers

Mister Dial-Up Email Himself

Elwood Edwards, the voice behind AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail” notification

via, doobybrain

Lunchtime Laughter

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Look Back Movie

Printables

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Before There Was Internet Porn, There Was This Guy by Daniel Edward Rosen

The sorry, sordid life (and afterlife) of Leisure Suit Larry

Slight Future

her-technology

Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than Minority Report

SIM Republic

Papers, Please is a computer game where you get to play out that fantasy you’ve always had about working in customs/immigration.

The communist state of Arstotzka has ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin.

Your job as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission’s primitive inspect, search, and fingerprint systems you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.

via, @AndyCatch

Designer Computer Storage

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The LaCie Sphere, a 1TB external hard drive that’s been hand-crafted and silvered in France.

Kim Dotcom

The Man Behind Megaupload

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