New: Book Report: Core Memory

I like old computers. This is a book of photos from the Computer History Museum. The photographer, Mark Richards, gave a talk at work a while back. When people asked him how he chose which things to photograph, he said that some was aesthetics--but some was placement of machines within the museum. No-one was going to move one of these devices just so that he could get the photo he wanted. If you've been to the Computer History Museum, you might remember that there are some support columns scattered around that block your view. As a limber human, you can crane around and eventually get the big picture of what something looks like. But the camera doesn't have that option. The photos are stunning; some are on the internet.

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Posted 2007-11-03