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
Take a look at these beautiful images of computers at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park by photographer Docubyte and production studio Ink.
Chris Noessel and Nathan Shedroff demonstrated that in movies depicting computers in the future, the screens are mostly blue. Some interesting exceptions: 1991’s Terminator 2 made red popular, and the Matrix Trilogy made green the in thing for a while. But within a couple of years, we were back to blue. And it’s been this […]
Ed Tannenbaum animated Digital Dance in 1982. The post-disco music is by Might Dog (anyone know anything about it?), the dancer is Pons Maar, and Jim Wiseman shot the footage. Once again, I’m struck by how much glitch aesthetics are about creating memories, not deconstructing technology.
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Jared Sinclair developed the RSS reader app Unread, which made $10,000 in its first 24 hours on the iOS market. And we’ve all heard the story of Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen, whose creation was reportedly earning $50,000 a day at the height of its 2013 explosion. While those are rare examples, they’re also testament to the […]