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Core Memory

A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers Featuring Machines from the Computer History Museum

Photographs by Mark Richards,Text by John Alderman,Foreword by Dag Spicer

11 x 9 in; 160 pp;
150 full-color photographs
Hardcover
April 2007
ISBN 9780811854429
ISBN10 0811854426

SKU# 9780811854429

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An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture t...
Core Memory


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Core Memory

An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative text profiles each, telling the stories of their innovations and peculiarities. Thirty-five machines are profiled in over 100 extraordinary color photographs, making Core Memory a surprising addition to the library of photography collectors and the ultimate geek-chic gift.

 

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11 x 9 in; 160 pp;
150 full-color photographs
Hardcover
April 2007
ISBN 9780811854429
ISBN10 0811854426
Mark Richards's work has been featured in numerous publications. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

John Alderman, author of Sonic Boom, lives in San Francisco.

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What sets this book apart ...

What sets this book apart ...

10/11/11| Alan Yost
Unusually high quality / attention to detail in the photography. Some beautiful crops, nice macro details, and then pulled back; all create a sort of visual rhythm which only adds another level of interest to the amazing computer relics.

This is a keeper, the design is in perfect harmony with the book; universal binary magic.

beautiful book

beautiful book

10/11/11| yifat gat
i saw this photographer work on 20x200, its such a powerful series of truly beautiful machines

Wonderful but there's a bug!

Wonderful but there's a bug!

10/11/11| Joe Buczek
I really enjoyed looking at all the old iron wonderfully photographed at the Computer History Museum (which I also enjoy visiting!). But there was one unfortunate bug in the book: The description of the Macintosh on pg. 149 lists the microprocessor as a "6800" when it should have been a "68000". Perhaps if the book is revised they'll fix this pretty obvious error.

Old Friends

Old Friends

10/11/11| Richard Friedman
Having spent nearly 20 years working in and around Control Data 6600/7600 computers, seeing the old 6600 console made my knees weak. How many hours were spent looking into those big eyes!

What great iconic pictures of things I never thought I'd ever see again.

This is a keepsake of memories, not all digital.

Sexy Motherboards

Sexy Motherboards

10/11/11| Holly Garrison
If loving glossy photographs of vintage computers is wrong, I don't wanna be right. This is serious porn for geeks.There's just a certain something that clicks when you combine a 1960s design sensibility with a Sigma-5 Mainframe: tape drives have never looked better in turquoise.