vintagedream:

Arkady Kozlowski

vintagedream:

Arkady Kozlowski

jimgolden:

NEW PROJECT: Relics of Technology Launching this project today along with a new web edit, check it out here. More about the Relics:

The seeds for the Relics of technology project started when I found a brick cell phone at a thrift store in rural Oregon. Since finding it, similar bits and pieces of old technology and media kept grabbing my attention.

 The fascination was equal parts nostalgia for the forms, and curiosity as to what had become of them.  One thing led to another and I was on the hunt for groups of media and key pieces of technology, most of which have now been downsized to fit in the palm of our hands. These photos are reminders that progress has a price and our efforts have an expiration date.

I remember showing some people games that I liked on the Apple ][ and just having them sit there, completely not comprehending what could be enjoyable about moving these little guys around. People just did not get it. [But this game was different.] We noticed that the janitor coming in to empty the trash had just been sitting there staring at the game—for a long time. The game had this power: it could affect normal people. — John Carmack about Doom
One of Doom’s most important ideas was that none of the weapons in the game make the ones that come before obsolete. John Romero

CD inlay and CD of Quake III Arena, 1999.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Henry C. Mishkoff

Texas Instruments, 1985

Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Henry C. Mishkoff

Texas Instruments, 1985

The Photoshop 3 Wow! Book, Windows Edition
Linnea Dayton & Jack Davis

Peachpit Press, 1996

The Photoshop 3 Wow! Book, Windows Edition
Linnea Dayton & Jack Davis

Peachpit Press, 1996

A 286 running DR-DOS defragmenting its hard drive.

This computer spans a decade. The computer itself dates from 1988, the single-speed CD-ROM drive from 1992 or 1993, the monitor from 1996, and this version of DR-DOS from 1998.

A 286 running DR-DOS defragmenting its hard drive.

This computer spans a decade. The computer itself dates from 1988, the single-speed CD-ROM drive from 1992 or 1993, the monitor from 1996, and this version of DR-DOS from 1998.

Johnny Turbo, Episode 43, “The Master Plan”, from Electronic Gaming Monthly, c. 1993. This was actually the first issue, there were three in total, numbered 43 to 45.

The Depths of Doom Trilogy, 1995.

This collection of The Final Doom, Doom II, and Master Levels for Doom II was sold only in the UK. It came in a very large box (31 × 25 × 7 cm), though it comprised only 3 CDs and a thin booklet.