Boing Boing reader Byron shares this photograph of one of our ancestors in the National Museum of Scotland:
An old Commodore PET computer (complete with tape deck for loading and saving programme and a built in monitor). I think this model was the very first home computer (as we know them) that I ever saw, when I was a wee boy, late 1970s. My dad's friend was an amateur meteorologist, had a room full of (for the time) hi-tech equipment like a HAM radio, a print out that fed him data right from a weather satellite and the like. He got himself one of these and knowing I like science fiction he thought I'd like it so he got dad to bring me round. Two or three years late I'd have my own home computer, a Texas TI-99 4/a and I've pretty much had a computer of some sort right through till today.
Thanks for sharing it in the Boing Boing Flickr pool, Byron!
Boing Boing reader Drew Pion shot these wonderful images.
A portrait of Her Royal Princess Penelope Pricklepants, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
The wonderful insect photographs above and below were taken by Boing Boing reader Geoff Meza and shared in our Boing Boing Flickr pool. Boing Boing reader Greg guessed (sleuthed?) correctly that the close-up above is likely this beetle (alternate view).
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