How It Works …. The Computer (Ladybird books, 1978)
I found a copy of one of my favorite childhood books about computers. And now you can enjoy it too!
Text and images by Ladybird Books. Remix by Rob. Wormholed from the archives of Boing Boing. Original scans from davidguy.brinkster.net
This delightful-looking deck of cards, featuring classic computers, is yours for $15 from the already-successful Kickstarter campaign. The selection is good and each card has the right stats: CPU model and bit-width, clock frequency, RAM, display resolution, maximum number of on-screen colors, and the year it was launched. There are already over 30 retro computers […]
Dell’s “business class” Chromebook is almost perfect, writes Wired’s Scott Gilbertson. The release of this 13-inch model marks a shift from the low-end zone most ChromeOS laptops occupy, to the middle ground of “real” computers. It’s $400-$900 and has all the trimmings, yet is more practical than flashy flagship models like Google’s Pixel. The Dell […]
Such things usually come with beautiful and pointless greebling, but this one is a simple 5-inch cube made from three choices of finish: white ash, brown ash, and elm. The Kubb has an i3 or i5 CPU, SSD storage, up to 16GB of RAM, and Intel HD onboard graphics. There are 4 USB ports, miniDisplay, […]
These knitted gloves are here to save the day (and your hands) with an ultra-comfy, double-layer that will allow you to stay warm and use your phone. Now you can take photos on the fly, text, Tinder, and more without letting freezing temperatures get in your way. Plus they work with all touchscreens, so no […]
Store more on your Mac with this microSD memory card adapter.
Carrying this EDC card is like slinging around a handheld toolbox wherever you go. Its minimal design is small enough to fit in your wallet’s billfold, and it’s TSA-compliant so you’ll never leave it behind. It’s got hex wrenches, metric and imperial rulers, flathead and Phillip’s screwdrivers, and a bottle opener so that you’re ready […]