The geniuses at Squirrel Monkey are back with a new video that imagines what a popular technology of today would be like if it had been created decades ago. This time, they show how an Amazon Alexa of 1988 would work. They do a perfect job of recreating the experience of using computers in the 1980s.
Mihai Parparita's Infinite Mac presents classic Apple operating systems (Mac OS 8, System 7) in the browser: "They boot instantly, are filled with useful programs, allow data import, export and persistence, and try to bring the best of the web to retrocomputing." An abstract—and technical details—are offered in a blog post on Parparita's website. It's… READ THE REST
I was too young to appreciate the BBC Micro, the computer of my generation's older brothers and sisters. We had Amigas at home and Archimedes in the school lab. But we also weren't learning any computer science on those fancy machines, either, and it's never a surprise to me that kids learning things about computers… READ THE REST
In this episode of the 8-Bit Guy, David does a video survey of 108 types of storage media that we modern humans have used to store information. He divides the media into three categories: mechanical media, magnetic media, and optical media. He starts at the Edison Wax Cylinder and ends up at Bubble Memory. This… READ THE REST
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