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January 13, 2008 3:38 PM   Subscribe

Photographer Mark Richard's very cool pictures of computing equipment: A visual survey of vintage computers. [via]
posted by ClanvidHorse (17 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Click on Core Memory Pictures on the left hand navigation tab to access the pictures.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 3:41 PM on January 13, 2008


Very, very cool. There are a couple of pictures of magnetic core memory in the collection, and Wikipedia explains how it works.
posted by grouse at 3:47 PM on January 13, 2008


These are awesome, thanks!
posted by drezdn at 3:53 PM on January 13, 2008


It's Mark Richards. My humble apologies.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 3:54 PM on January 13, 2008


Greate photos, but it's another photography site that makes the back button worthless. APSTMTBBW.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:01 PM on January 13, 2008


Thanks, those photos are beautiful.

Charles and Ray Eames put together one of the earliest graphic histories of the computer. There is even an awesome, but out of print House of Cards series that contains some amazing images.
posted by nangsta at 4:14 PM on January 13, 2008


Ha, the ancient IBM stuff in there is totally cool. IBM makes their own hardware porn now. BEHOLD the p6. The actual size of the chip is ~your thumbnail.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 4:24 PM on January 13, 2008


synaesthetichaze: The actual size of the chip is ~your thumbnail.

Okay, hands (or thumbs) up, everyone who clicked the pic link, then shrank it in their browser window to thumbnail size.

Just me? Figures.
posted by hangashore at 4:35 PM on January 13, 2008


The TX-0, I believe the first transistorized computer, sits about 100 ft from my office. Pretty sweet.
posted by DU at 4:44 PM on January 13, 2008


Beautiful.

I'll even forgive the more-or-less completely unnecessary use of flash
posted by Artw at 6:13 PM on January 13, 2008


Cool stuff! I would have appreciated some human element in some of them, to give an idea of comparative scale.
posted by carter at 8:22 PM on January 13, 2008


I just saw this in a store today. I couldn't put it down. gorgeous photos. hardware porn!
posted by shoepal at 9:02 PM on January 13, 2008


Wonderful. I love these photos.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:31 PM on January 13, 2008


I'm in your core, suckin' your bits!

Sorry, couldn't resist. All puns intended.
posted by Goofyy at 10:04 PM on January 13, 2008


I was just going to make some sort of flippent 'Look at the stacks on that!' comment... but they are very good indeed.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:41 AM on January 14, 2008


Dear photographers.

Stop using flash.
posted by srboisvert at 4:55 AM on January 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


'Look at the stacks on that!'

Heh. 'I'd pop that stack!"
posted by Artw at 10:15 AM on January 14, 2008


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