Old Computer Adverts
Jul16

Old Computer Adverts

I’ve looked at some old adverts from computer magazines before but this time I thought I’d take a look at some old adverts for computers themselves. I’m not entirely sure what sort of magazine would run an advert for a computer boasting about its ability to control missile systems but I suppose if you were buying this magazine for the computer adverts back whenever it was published you probably also had the spare...

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How Portsmouth Might Have Been
Jun03

How Portsmouth Might Have Been

Via http://www.lukestubbs.com/index.php/78-blog/83-portsmouth-s-1970s-roads-plan comes this short article showing off the road plans for Portsmouth in the 1970s discovered while searching for references to famous Pompey landmark, the Johnson & Johnson Roundabout (not a roundabout; no Johnson & Johnson building; but those of us of a certain age know where it is). For me, at least, it’s quite weird to see what might have...

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Rare TV Title Sequences
May11

Rare TV Title Sequences

This is quite a find: half an hour of vintage title sequences to television programmes I’d mostly never heard of. And I’d guess you probably haven’t either. But it’s a wonderful feast for the eyes and ears. Found via A Sound...

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If Architects Had To Work Like Web Programmers
Apr27

If Architects Had To Work Like Web Programmers

This morning I saw a retweet of a tweet linking to a site republishing an article from a now defunct website which apparently couldn’t discern the source of the original post, and because I found the article amusing I decided to share it too. But before I could do that I wanted to have a little hunt to see if I couldn’t find out who the original author might have been because, you know, it’s nice to do things like...

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A Visit To Old Angelfire
Apr09

A Visit To Old Angelfire

In the olden days when the internet was young there rose from its vast sea glittering towers, home to people from far and wide, places where strangers could form communities and friendships. These towers had strange, exotic names like Tripod or Geocities or Angelfire. Tiled backgrounds and animated graphics were almost mandatory. Marquee text was currency. Lime green Times New Roman text was the status symbol of choice. Mostly. They...

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Vintage Technology
Jan04

Vintage Technology

A small selection of vintage pieces of technology, some of which were precursors to more modern technological marvels and others of which were unique in the history of invention. Nordmende NASEX-1 Manufactured in Germany in 1970, the NASEX-1 was the only attempt by Nordmende to enter what many European companies were hoping would be dubbed “The Smelly Seventies” (although, thanks to their various native languages this term...

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