Brazilian illustrator Felipe Luchi created some astounding artwork for Go Outside Magazine (ironically, I’ve never heard of this until now, mental note: come up with ‘Stay Inside’ Magazine…). These pics show an iPhone and Mouse as a prison – so true.
Beautiful and appropriate illustrations for our generation.
Here’s a video (and a linked story) for a space shooter created in 1961 on a PDP-1.
Don’t get your hopes up to play Spacewar! on it’s original home, as only 3 PDP-1′s are known to exist at this time. However, if you make it down to the Computer History Museum, you can watch someone else play it
It would have been pretty cool to work as a programmer in those days, although the paper tape/punchcards would have sucked…ah, never mind that I said that. I remember my dad regaling me with stories of how just one misplaced card could ruin a whole program if you weren’t careful.
Story comes via: [The Verge] (read it, the story is pretty cool)
The funny part of this story isn’t actually computer related, but the backstory leading up to it was…
The year was 2003 – I was at my previous job, and before we had a really robust AV solution on our systems, we would routinely get infected with viruses. Our company layout was basically a North American hub, connected remotely via 56K (in some locations) all the way up to 512K IP enabled frame-relay…i.e. SLOW. However, most access at the remote plants were basically relegated to Citrix, AS/400 connectivity, with some minor domain replication going on with their AD Domain Controllers, so speed wasn’t needed, but with the very nature of IP enabled frame-relay, it made virus propagation very easy.
Anyway – one day, we had one of our epic virus infections and I was working late to try and clean up systems and view router connection stats. My manager comes in, grabs a marker from his pocket and start hashing out a response plan on my freshly installed whiteboard behind my desk.
We get a hefty bit of info/plan on the whiteboard and my boss puts the marker down on my desk – - I look at it closer – he just used a permanent Sharpie marker on my whiteboard. He immediately realized what he had done and said “What kind of idiot keeps a permanent marker on his whiteboard?” and walks out.
Not that it couldn’t be removed, but didn’t I have enough things to clean up already?