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!
From the Boing Boing Flickr Pool: SuppaDuppa 666’s You can’t imagine how fun is summer for a Wookie.
Boing Boing reader Drew Pion shot these wonderful images.
A portrait of Her Royal Princess Penelope Pricklepants, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
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