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Printing Films: an archive of industrial films about printing, typography, & journalism. Including ‘Farewell etaoin shrdlu’, about the last night of hot metal typesetting at The New York Times.
(Via @boldmonday on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
MD Polychrome is a retro-futuristic type family inspired by the 1960s typefaces inspired by Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) symbols.
Entertaining twitter thread on a bug (that wasn't a bug really) caused by changing keyboard-layout conventions and the accommodations made to support old keyboards on new computers.
Short silent film of aerial footage from a dirigible piloted by Roy Knabenshue in 1914 over Chicago.
The 1992 hacking film Sneakers has a press kit in the form of a floppy disk with DOS program, which modern web technology allows you to run in your web browser.
(Via @powersoffour on Twitter)
Twitter thread on Jean Paul Gaultier’s circuit-board-inspired fashions from the Millenium Bug era of the 1990s.
This is a cloud computing version of the venerable BBC Micro. You tweet to the bot a fragment of BBC Basic and it responds with an animated GIF of the screen 20 seconds in to your program. Check out is timeline to see some really impressively concise graphics demos.
Samuel R. Delaney's on-point 1977 review of Star Wars. (Via Lee Brimmicombe-Wood on FaceBook.)
Twitter thread of old-timey computers with absurdly small screens back when screens were impressively expensive.
Remember the hardware virus spread through meeting-room DVI cables?