Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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RE[2]: pdp-11
by hhas on Sun 13th Apr 2008 21:36 UTC in reply to "RE: pdp-11"
hhas
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2006-11-28

Continuing the theme of grand old boxen, let's have some love for Olivetti's 1960s industrial design:

Ettore Sottsass's ELEA 9003:

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3249/expladonationettoresottsass...

Mario Bellini's TCV 250 terminal:

http://www.moma.org/images/collection/FullSizes/00043077.jpg

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RE[3]: pdp-11
by rhyder on Sun 13th Apr 2008 23:53 in reply to "RE[2]: pdp-11"
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2005-09-28

> Mario Bellini's TCV 250 terminal:

My sense of scale failed me for a moment there and I thought "hmmm... computerised coffee maker."

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RE[3]: pdp-11
by Doc Pain on Mon 14th Apr 2008 08:42 in reply to "RE[2]: pdp-11"
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2006-10-08

A very round concept. :-)



Holborn terminal:
http://www.computermuseumgroningen.nl/holborn/terminal.jpg

ADM-5 terminal:
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/hamfest06/hamfest...

Edited 2008-04-14 08:45 UTC

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