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So here’s the actual model number. And the broken key was actually an LED. Anyone know a museum that would be a good home for this thing?

Here's a fun stack: A MIDI mixer that includes color?! I didn't know there were ways to add color to Hypercard, I think?

I found another piece of writing presented as a Hypercard stack, and I can't help but draw an at least superficial comparison between these stacks' formats and today's e-readers, what with both being monochrome and somewhere lower resolution than standard computer screens

Someone asked me what Hypercard is, and I struggled to find a good way to describe why it was so empowering. The thing I missed is that everyone's connection was personal, subjective.

My experience was a tool to make small games and bits of juvenile art, mostly at a computer camp over the summer. This author described using Hypercard for writing professionally:

@derek Its an early Contron / ITW Licon keyboard from the early 1970s - a real find.

The 55-5000xx which I can't quite read will tell you what it was for. Not a layout I've ever seen documented though.

@derek searching the licon number turned up a catalog for ITW Switches, which started out as the Licon division of Illinois Tool Works. page iv

@derek This is new to me too so I’m very curious if anyone can ID this. It has partial features of a 3270, but home key side is very different

I’m guessing it’s industrial because the patent number linked to “George C. Devol”

If that’s the same George Devol who made Unimate’s first robotic arm, an industrial control system makes sense

something IBM 3270-series maybe, but blank custom user definable keys? POS or call center application? idk I'm out of my depth here

When I talk to other people I know who like to get old machines, a lot of them have no intention to do a specific task with them, really just want to have them for the sake of having them. I played simcity classic in OS9 on a g3 ibook on my couch for hours tonight so you can guess my feelings on that perspective

spent a lot of 2019 collecting and fixing old computers and consoles. Resolving to use them to make more shit with them instead of collecting them as much in 2020

Did stuff with old computers today. New computer shown for scale I guess

the sample arduino sketches for it are very good. There’s an ok arp sketch and a relatively decent sampler/sequencer. If you have noisy power it will absolutely pick that up and cause interference with the audio though

just showing off my desk with moody lighting so everyone knows how bright these leds are on this neotrellis

I cleaned so much blue death chalk from this computer

I posted about this power adapter for this Thinkpad 300 before, and Free Geek Twin Cities actually had a compatible Zenith Z-Note charger I borrowed. So that’s what the connector looks like

Ok these are out of order, but I have a working IBM Thinkpad 300. The floppy is nonfunctional and the hard drive was toast, so I dd’d a disk image with msdos 5.22 and win3.1 onto a 40gb hard drive, which this impressively recognizes like it was made for it (I made the partition smaller)

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