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Category: History

1970s Stationary Catalogue

Posted on September 2, 2022  in History, Interesting, Miscellaneous

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Category: History

“Atari Was Very, Very Hard” Nolan Bushnell on Atari, 50 Years Later

Posted on June 27, 2022  in Computers, History

It’s been 50 years since Nolan Bushnell co-founded Atari, which brought video games to the mainstream. To celebrate, we asked Bushnell what he learned during the early years—and what we’ve lost sight of since then.

Source: “Atari Was Very, Very Hard” Nolan Bushnell on Atari, 50 Years Later

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Wendin-DOS : The forgotten multi-tasking, multi-user DOS clone from the 1980s.

Posted on May 25, 2022  in Computers, History

Produced by a small team, and lost to the sands of time… until now.

Source: Wendin-DOS : The forgotten multi-tasking, multi-user DOS clone from the 1980s.

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Achtung! How Wolfenstein 3D Shocked the World, 30 Years Later

Posted on May 6, 2022  in Computers, Gaming, History

Thirty years ago today, id Software released Wolfenstein 3D, a thrilling first-person shooter game set during World War II. It broke new ground for action-based PC games and continued a string of growing successes for id Software. With help from John Carmack, John Romero, and Tom Hall, we’ll take a look at what made it special.

Source: Achtung! How Wolfenstein 3D Shocked the World, 30 Years Later

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Category: History

The Strangely Successful History of People Mailing Themselves in Boxes

Posted on January 27, 2022  in History, Interesting

Source: The Strangely Successful History of People Mailing Themselves in Boxes

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Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years

Posted on December 28, 2021  in History, Interesting

Amenhotep I ‘unwrapped’ digitally by Cairo scientists, revealing details from his grave jewellery to his teeth

Source: Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years

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How the FBI Discovered a Real-Life Indiana Jones in, of All Places, Rural Indiana

Posted on October 27, 2021  in History, Interesting

A 90-year-old amateur archaeologist who claimed to have detonated the first atomic bomb was also one of the most prolific grave robbers in modern American history.

Source: How the FBI Discovered a Real-Life Indiana Jones in, of All Places, Rural Indiana

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Category: History

Commodore 65

Posted on October 14, 2021  in Computers, History, Uncategorized

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Category: History

Incredible Drone Photos Offer Bird’s-Eye View of Giza’s Pyramids

Posted on August 27, 2021  in History

You’ve never seen the pyramids like this before.

Source: Incredible Drone Photos Offer Bird’s-Eye View of Giza’s Pyramids

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Category: History

Microsoft Adventure (1981)

Posted on August 25, 2021  in Computers, History

Home of the original IBM PC emulator for browsers. PCjs offers a variety of online machine emulators written in JavaScript. Run DOS, Windows, OS/2 and other vintage PC applications in a web browser on your desktop computer, iPhone, or iPad. An assortment of microcomputers, minicomputers, terminals, programmable calculators, and arcade machines are available, along with an archive of historical software and documentation.

Source: Microsoft Adventure (1981)

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