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The Embroidered Computer | Irene PoschIrene Posch
The Embroidered Computer is an exploration into using historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.
Solely built from a variety of metal threads, magnetic, glas and metal beads, and being inspired by traditional crafting routines and patterns, the piece questions the appearance of current digital and electronic technologies surrounding us, as well as our interaction with them.
computing  embroidery  art  electronics 
january 2019 by deusx
Getting Started, circa 1983
Let me say that again: the next day you could find out if your code compiled or not.
programming  retro  history  computing 
april 2014 by deusx
Citation Needed – blarg?
"Nobody wanted to learn how to play, much less build, Engelbart’s Violin, and instead everyone gets a box of broken kazoos."
zero  arrays  programing  computing  history  compiler 
october 2013 by deusx
Dennis Ritchie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ritchie and Thompson received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999.
history  computing  ritchie  to:fb 
july 2012 by deusx
The Great Principles of Computing » American Scientist
"The great-principles framework reveals a rich set of rules on which all computation is based. These principles interact with the domains of the physical, life and social sciences, as well as with computing technology itself."
computing  computer  science  compsci  from delicious
september 2010 by deusx
Internet Archive: Free Download: Apple II Forever
"Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the newest Macintosh at the time, the Mac IIx. Originally broadcast in 1988."
via:stlhood  apple  video  oldschool  retro  archive  history  computing 
june 2009 by deusx
Classic Computer Magazine Archive
"preserving information from early personal computer magazines"
magazines  computing  computers  retro  archive 
april 2009 by deusx
TED: MIT Students Turn Internet Into a Sixth Human Sense -- Video | Epicenter from
"Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they're done."
wearable  computing  wearables  mit  nifty 
february 2009 by deusx
Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder | Technology |
"It's just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that software."
cloud  computing  rms  gnu  lockin 
october 2008 by deusx
jkOnTheRun: I'm taking the web-only challenge. Are you in?
"A paradigm shift. A glimpse into what I expect we'll see in the future. Namely: a centralized heavy-duty box for the home, but lighter, portable web devices for the home's inhabitants."
umpc  future  computing  mobile  web  saas 
june 2008 by deusx
Tinselman: The Mother of All Demos
"Douglas Engelbart's whirling vision of the future; it was the first public use of a mouse, as well as examples of cutting, copying, pasting, teleconferencing, video conferencing, email, and... hypertext. It's just too damn much for 1968!"
douglasengelbart  technology  hypertext  computing  future 
june 2008 by deusx
Feld Thoughts: The Treadputer
"A few months ago, I told Ross that I wanted to integrate a computer workstation into a treadmill so that I would work while I ran."
treadputer  exercise  computing 
february 2008 by deusx
Jupiter Brain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A Jupiter Brain is a theoretical computing megastructure the size of a planet. Unlike a Matrioshka brain, a Jupiter Brain is optimized for minimum signal propagation delay, and so has a compact structure."
jupiter  brains  singularity  computing 
december 2007 by deusx
Mark Bernstein: NeoVictorian 1: Civilization and its Discontents
"The short version: The Arts & Crafts movement failed in consumer goods, but it could succeed in software."
neovictorian  computing  software  webdev  programming 
october 2007 by deusx
Internet Archive: Computer Chronicles
"Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution."
computing  computers  video  television  computerchronicles 
september 2007 by deusx
Alan Kay: The PC Must Be Revamped--Now
"in the last few years I've been asking computer scientists and programmers whether they've ever typed E-N-G-E-L-B-A-R-T into Google-and none of them have."
alankay  engelbart  computing  compsci  pc  future 
march 2007 by deusx
The Firefox computer ? Toni’s Garage
"I want a Firefox computer. A nice, sleek, solid state notebook with a big screen that you open up and it just runs Firefox"
firefox  computing  pc  mac  wishlist 
february 2007 by deusx | Vintage Computing and Gaming - Blog Archive R&D Automation Taking Pre-orders for v2 Apple II Compact Flash / IDE Interface Card
"an impressive Apple II hardware add-on card he designed called the "CFFA" that enables any Apple II system to use a compact flash card, IBM MicroDrive, or IDE hard drive for storage."
retro  oldschool  computing  apple 
april 2006 by deusx | Vintage Computing and Gaming - Blog Archive Anatomy of a Young Collector's Room
"It's a Polaroid photograph of one corner of my then "computer room" taken by myself somewhere around late 1994 or early 1995"
oldschool  retro  compsci  computing  hardware 
march 2006 by deusx
jwz - GLTerminal
"It's pretty sweet, though not as faithful a simulation of a CRT as Trevor Blackwell's fantastic Apple ][ screen saver (in xscreensaver)."
nifty  software  hacks  retro  oldschool  computing 
february 2006 by deusx
Chaucery Blog: Doctor Who's very special effects
"Did the BBC use a cheap home computer from 1981 to simulate the advanced computing power of hundreds, even thousands of years into the future?"
retro  oldschool  computing  scifi  drwho  doctorwho 
january 2006 by deusx
Harry Porter's Relay Computer
It's a computer made from mechanical relays!
nifty  hardware  computing  compsci 
january 2006 by deusx
ypsi~dixit: Remember Punch Cards?
How many cards would it take to make an average-sized MP3? "The 21 boxes of cards needed would by 5 feet 9 inches tall."
oldschool  computing  compsci 
august 2005 by deusx

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