Archive.org is known for archiving a great number of things, broadly classified in terms of the web
, written and printed text
, studio audio
and live music
, and video
. The most recent addition comes in various realms of software, as outlined by Jason Scott
(MeFi's own jscott
). But the newest addition is notable because it brings old software back through online emulation - behold, the Historical Software collection
, from productivity software like VisiCalc
(1981 Osborne 1 version
), and The Print Shop
(1984, NYT review
) to vintage games including Eastern Front 1941
), The Hobbit
), and Karateka
). If you're interested in the way this all works, you can read more on the Archive.org blog
posted by filthy light thief
on Feb 13, 2014 -
A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
How disgusting can the inside of computer become? See now!
Some people smoke near their computers. Some people secrete their chip packets inside their computer boxes. You think you can get away with it until you need someone to find out why your computer is fucked up and then.. Ah hah! Could it be.. you have an alien fetus? Mice? The detritus of your fucked up lifestyle? All living within your box? Feel bad about yourself now!
posted by h00py
on Mar 2, 2010 -
Every year, on the last Wednesday in August, the world's biggest food fight
takes place at the Plaza Del Pueblo in the small town of Buñol in Spain. In 2005
, the streets ran red
with juice of 25 tons of tomatoes.
posted by Gamblor
on Sep 9, 2005 -
Need a power source for your electric car
Be careful building a nuclear power
in your back yard
, or you could be the center of the next suburban
And it is perhaps best that he does not work on the ship's eight reactors, for EPA scientists worry that his previous exposure to radioactivity may have greatly cut short his life. All the radioactive materials he experimented with can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact and then deposit in the bones and organs, where they can cause a host of ailments, including cancer.
posted by b1tr0t
on Jun 28, 2005 -