The Mac is a typewriter.
October 23, 2002 10:12 AM   Subscribe

The Mac is a typewriter. The ElectriClerk combines a 1988 Mac SE with a 1923 Underwood typewriter to produce "a fully-functional retrofitted prop computer." (Hmmm...where have I seen this before?) [via dive into mark]
posted by kirkaracha (7 comments total)

 
I tink we broked it. *Metafilter collectively sucks its thumb*
posted by starvingartist at 10:31 AM on October 23, 2002


Actually, starvingartist, it broke our computers.

As Zeldman would say, the ElectricClerk is backward-compatable, while none of our "bleeding-edge" systems are nearly as standards-compliant.
posted by Smart Dalek at 11:26 AM on October 23, 2002


From the site:

Built for a game of Cthulhu Lives! that has yet to be played, this piece was inspired by the retro-futuristic machines in the movie Brazil by Terry Gilliam. It was one of the most difficult and time-consuming pieces I've ever attempted. Despite the ridiculous amount of abuse I subjected it to, and despite the fact that all its components are now exposed to the air, the 1988 Macintosh SE which forms the heart of this piece still works just fine.

And that leads you to this site.

Ah, hobbyists. Ah, free time.
posted by blueshammer at 11:31 AM on October 23, 2002


Braaaaazillllll..... lah dah de dah de dahhh.... dah dahhh... de dahhh.

do do do... do do do....
posted by disgruntled at 12:13 PM on October 23, 2002


I blame this on bad sportsmanship.

They need to get someone from central services to come and fix their website.
posted by stvc15 at 12:35 PM on October 23, 2002


It may remind you of Brazil but if that thar Mac had wireframe graphics, I'd want to analyze deathstar plans with it.

Then again, maybe I'd need some multicolored glowing plastic squares to top it all off....
posted by namespan at 4:58 PM on October 23, 2002


It reminded me of Cronenberg's Naked Lunch. Great stuff! Cheers, kirkaracha!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:37 PM on October 23, 2002


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