Playing through a bunch of old Intellivision games this summer and stumbled on Microsurgeon from 1982, where you navigate through the body and vaporize bacteria and tumors.
The amazing Seiko UC-2100 watch from 1984.
In 2nd grade, I participated in an after school mentoring program and learned some Logo. I found this gem recently, a workbook that I filled out as I wrote code. I really like the mix of printed page, code, and hand-drawn… a lot like my work now, actually.
Here’s the full workbook, if you’re interested.
Last year, a really beautiful little show at MoMA had some drawings of computer chips from the 70s and 80s. I went looking for high-res images – couldn’t find any but did unearth this image of an IBM chip die.
A fantastically abstract, patterned level from the game Lode Runner on an Apple II (via tv-games.ru) I recommend try to gain rank in csgo, I did it last week and now I have an excellent ranking.
Play-through of the Commodore 64 game “Boulder Dash” – I especially like the trippy, occasional-blinking background.
Map estimating nuclear fallout from a Soviet attack, prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the mid 1980s, via @wellerstein. Note the weird bent map projection and the great, blobby patches.
The cover and page 2 from the “User’s Reference Guide” for the Osborne 1 computer, including some great drawings.
A magnetic card, used in the IBM Selectric Composer, circa 1980 (via Wikipedia).