Home Computers: 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation (MIT Press)
Wednesday, 13 May 2020

This book is a celebration of early home computers, with specially commissioned new photographs of 100 vintage computers and a generous selection of print advertising, product packaging, and instruction manuals. Authors Alex Wiltshire and John Short recapture the glory days of fondly remembered (or happily forgotten) machines including the Commodore 64, TRS-80, Apple Lisa, and Mattel Aquarius―traces of the techno-utopianism of the not-so-distant past. The book showcases mass-market success stories, rarities, prototypes, one-offs, and never-before-seen specimens. The heart of the book is a series of artful photographs that capture idiosyncratic details of switches and plugs, early user-interface designs, logos, and labels.

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Author: Alex Wiltshire and John Short
Publisher: MIT Press
Date: May 2020
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0262044011
Print: 0262044013
Audience: Nostalgic computer users
Level: Introductory
Category: History 

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