Home Computers

ISBN: 9780500022160 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Alex Wiltshire Editură: Thames & Hudson Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 256 Stoc: La comandă

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The ultimate in nerd nostalgia: a loving overview of the home computer revolution of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, told through rich anecdote and exquisite industrial-design photography.

Showcases the quirky and characterful beginnings of a commercial product that would come to unite the globe: the personal computer

As so much technology is forgotten once it is superseded, this is a celebration of machines, industrial design and techno-utopianism of an era in the not-so-distant past. Conceived as a visual sourcebook of the most popular, most powerful and most idiosyncratic computers to grace our workspaces, this timely publication offers a reflection on how far we ve come and a nostalgic look at a time when digital worlds could be contained in a box and turned off, rather than ever-present in our lives.

Home Computers opens with a scene-setting retrospective by computer and gaming writer Alex Wiltshire. The book s heart is a series of specially commissioned photographs that capture details of switches and early user-interface design, letterforms and logos, and the quirks that set one computer off from another. Images are complemented by a potted history of each device, the inventors or personalities behind it, and its innovations and influences.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Alex Wiltshire
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Inaltime
25.5
Latime
22
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
256
Subtitlu
100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation
Bic
U
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