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Digital Retro - The Evolution and Design of the Personal Computer
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Digital Retro - The Evolution and Design of the Personal Computer (Paperback)

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Long before Microsoft and Intel ruled the PC world, a multitude of often quaint home computers were battling for supremacy in a melting pot that would shape the IT industry for years to come. Products from corporate giants clashed with machines that appeared to have been knocked together in a backyard by an eccentric inventor. Compatibility? Forget it! Each of these computers was its own machine and had no intention of talking to anything else. This book tells the story of the classic home computers that paved the way for the PCs we use today - from 1977's pioneering MITS Altair to the latest swivel-screen designs of the iMac and the Tablet PC. The 1980s were the golden decade - they saw an explosion of technological and design creativity, and were the heyday of such great names as Apple, IBM, Atari, Commodore, Osborne, Sinclair, and NeXT. Digital Retro is an essential book for anyone interested in these machines and the origins of the present-day PC.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersGraphic designArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryGraphic design Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Publication Date: 22/09/2004 ISBN-13: 9781904705390  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gordon Laing has been reviewing digital cameras since the first apple quicktake was launched in 1994. In the decades since, they have changed beyond all recognition, and gordon has built a huge following with his in-depth review website, cameralabs.com. With its impartial, real-world tests of new models, huge archive and video tours, camera labs has become a unique and essential resource for anyone buying a new camera. He regularly posts his travel and food photos across the social networks, celebrating in-camera jpegs over processed images.

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