Stunningly beautiful photos of old timey computers

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.

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  1. KXKVI says:

    FTA:

    While we probably carry their processing power around on the smartphones
    in our pockets now

    probably???

  2. Yeah, their processing power as the USB controller only.

  3. And this was all back when internet comments required much less processing. Yes, there was a time before the invention of Youtube comments accusing people of homosexuality (at the time considered to be as bad as being new at something), posting "Ron Paul 2012!" on pages about neither Ron Paul nor 2012, and the poop emoji. Sure, the poop emoji technically existed, but only in punchcard form.

    Truly we live in amazing times.

  4. The inside of the oldest computers could be pretty stunning, too. Here's one of my prized possessions. (I wish I knew exactly what it is. What I do know is that it was taken from the trash at Yale University in the early to mid 1960s and that the person who took it understood it to come from a then-obsolete general purpose computer. )

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